Help Young Engineers in Pembrokeshire!

by Pembs Young Engineers in Haverfordwest, Wales, United Kingdom

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Raising £7500 to bring Young Engineers to Pembrokeshire, offering fun, hands-on STEM workshops for kids aged 6-12. Support our vision!

by Pembs Young Engineers in Haverfordwest, Wales, United Kingdom

### Bring Young Engineers to Pembrokeshire!

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Overview

We are thrilled to bring the internationally acclaimed Young Engineers program to Pembrokeshire! This franchise offers engaging, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) workshops for children aged 4-15. We aim to raise £7500 to cover the initial costs and launch this exciting educational venture.

About Me

Hi, I'm Michael, a qualified teacher with over 23 years of experience in the tech and education industry. I've taught computer science to children and adults, and I have a deep passion for science and technology. My goal is to build a community enterprise that supports local members and inspires the next generation of innovators. This venture aligns perfectly with my experience and passion, and I am excited to bring this opportunity to our community.

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Our Mission

At Young Engineers, we believe in preparing our students for the demands of the 21st-century workforce. Our unique "edutainment" approach combines education with entertainment, ensuring that children learn in a fun and engaging way. Recognised by the Harvard School of Education and the European Union Commission, our program is designed to ignite a passion for learning and innovation.


Why Young Engineers?

- **Global Impact:** Operating in over 60 countries with more than 50,000 happy students.

- **Educational Excellence:** Endorsed by prestigious institutions for its effective and enjoyable learning methods.

- **Community Focus:** Our workshops will be held weekly in local schools and community centres, including special holiday camps.

Our curriculum is designed to suit a range of ages and interests;

AlgoPlay

  • Introduce children to the realm of coding.
  •  Build a fundamental understanding of software engineering terminology.
  •  Inspire children to understand and test scientific principles in mechanical engineering.
  •  Develop algorithmic thinking and logical reasoning skills.
  •  Encourage teamwork and collaboration.
  •  Foster interpersonal abilities like problem solving, creativity and independent thinking.

Bricks Challenge

The program combines STEM education with spatial recognition, fostering a comprehensive understanding of both theoretical concepts and practical applications of mechanical engineering fundamentals. While learning these principles, children are also introduced to important scientists and inventors in history, like Archimedes and Leonardo Da Vinci. We use their stories to inspire and educate young minds. Bricks Challenge students learn about numerous different topics of classical mechanics, including laws of physics, forces, energy, torque, leverage, load distribution, symmetry, centrifugal force, axis turns, functioning of complex mechanisms, mechanical advantage devices and transmissions. Each lesson takes children further into the world of STEM, equipping them with knowledge and skills for their exciting journey ahead.

  • Learn key principles of engineering and physics.
  •  Introduce children to the fundamentals of classical mechanics.
  •  Develop ability to analyze engineering processes.
  •  Cultivate critical problem-solving and creative thinking skills.
  •  Nurture a love for science and discovery.
  •  Expand interpersonal communication skills.
  •  Encourage team building, cooperation, and group play skills.

Galileo Technic

Children will unravel the workings of gear shifting, gearbox mechanisms, and transmission ratios, and delve deep into diverse motion forms ranging from circular to linear, elliptical, and oscillatory movements. The curriculum extends its reach to explore concepts such as asymmetry, angular momentum, and the science behind gyroscopes. Furthermore, students investigate the multifaceted role of universal joints in rotating axles and their applications as devices. Essential topics like mechanical force control, kinematic chains, and elastic force are also covered. This exploration is accentuated by understanding mechanical automation, steering mechanisms, and the interplay between potential and kinetic energies. Overall, the program not only provides foundational knowledge but also ignites a lifelong passion for mechanics. 

  • Introduce children to advanced mechanical concepts like kinematic chains, oscillation mechanisms, advanced gear systems and more.
  • Provide general knowledge of laws of physics and various natural phenomena
  • Develop the ability to analyze engineering processes.
  • Acquire engineering implementation skills.
  • Provide general knowledge of physics laws and various natural phenomena.
  • Foster independent and creative thinking.
  • Improve communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Enhance spatial recognition and STEM integration.

Robotics

Adopting a holistic methodology, the Robotics Program's design incorporates the spiral learning approach, ensuring each session builds upon the last, fostering a continuous and deepening learning experience. Students learn commands, conditions, loops, planning methods, dynamic programming, applied mathematics, and operators. Students solve the challenging engineering principles through the use of LEGO® EV3 programming software. This program allows them to create and enter codes that move their robot.

  • Improve procedural, logical and algorithmic thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Enhance programming abilities.
  • Cultivate students’ ability to solve complex engineering challenges using mechanical and programming solutions together.
  • Introduce children to realm of professional robotics engineering.
  • Develop mathematical processing.
  • Improve time management and team building skills.
  • Expand critical and creative thinking capabilities.
  • Acquire information system and media literacy.


Funding Breakdown

We need £7500 to get started:

- **Franchise Fees, Equipment and Materials:** £5000

- **Training and Certification:** £1000

- **Local Website Development:** £750

- **Marketing and Promotions:** £750

Creating Employment Opportunities

Your support will not only bring valuable STEM education to our community but also create local employment opportunities. By securing the franchise, we will be able to hire local instructors and support staff, contributing to the local economy and providing meaningful jobs for community members.

Rewards for Backers

We appreciate every bit of support and have designed some great rewards for our backers:

Parents:

  - **Pledge £10:** One 50% off session

  - **Pledge £25:** Two 50% off sessions

  - **Pledge £50:** One free session and one 50% off session

  - **Pledge £100:** Four free sessions

Non-Parents:

  - **Pledge £10:** Personalized thank-you note

  - **Pledge £25:** Acknowledgment on our website

  - **Pledge £50:** Invitation to our launch event

  - **Pledge £100:** Branded t-shirt and acknowledgment on our website

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Why Your Support Matters

Your contribution will help us:

- Equip local kids with essential STEM skills.

- Create a fun and engaging learning environment.

- Foster a community of young innovators and problem solvers.

- Provide employment opportunities for local educators and staff.

By supporting this campaign, you are investing in the future of our children and our community. Together, we can make learning an exciting adventure and inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.

Please donate today to help us bring Young Engineers to Pembrokeshire. Every contribution counts, and sharing this campaign with your friends and family will help us reach our goal. Let's make a difference together!

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