Author Archives: louise

Year 12 Student from Ysgol Friars wins Dr Tom Parry Jones EESW Student of the Year Award!

Each year, around 600 Year 12 students take part in the Engineering Education Scheme Wales’ Sixth Form Project.  The students work in teams of up to eight on a six-month STEM project, set by a link company. This award is in memory of the late Dr Tom Parry Jones (1935-2013) who was a trustee of EESW for 20 years.  Tom was a great entrepreneur and innovator, who established Lion Laboratories in Cardiff in 1967 and played a major role in […]

Girls into STEM testimonials 2016 – 2017

Below are a selection of quotes from students who participated in our Girls into STEM activities in 2016-2017, answering the question “What difference has taking part made to you” “Taking part has made me realise how much I’d like to become an Engineer” “It gives me a different and more interested perspective on science, maths etc through more activities” “That Engineering isn’t only for boys and that there are many careers in STEM subjects” “I know now that more girls need to […]

EESW Testimonials 2016-2017

Below are a selection of quotes from students who participated in the EESW Sixth Form Project 2016-2017 “In the team, personally we have all seen a raise of interest for a future in engineering and a passion for the representation of females and an end to the gender gap ever present in engineering and many other industries.” “I started the EESW scheme unsure of how it would help me later in life, however the scheme has been incredibly rewarding to […]

EESW Wales Rally GB Competition for Schools Winner Is Announced!

The EESW Wales Rally GB Competition for schools was a joint initiative between the WRGB organisers, Toyota UK and the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) on behalf of the Welsh Government and was open to all primary schools, secondary schools and colleges in the region.   EESW received over a hundred entries into the competition from primary schools, secondary schools and colleges in Wales and the task of selecting a winner was not an easy one! Rheinallt Jones of Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni […]

Ysgol Brynrefail, Llanrug representing the UK in Malaysia

An all-girl team of budding engineers are representing Wales at the F1 in Schools Challenge World Finals in Malaysia, 2017. The team – Eleanor Edwards-Jones, Beca Jones, Jessica Pritchard, Tesni Smith, Anna Thomas and Elin Worth – are all Year 11 pupils at Ysgol Brynrefail, Gwynedd studying GCSEs in Design & Technology and Science. The pupils, collectively known as “Team Falcon Force” are making the 6,640-mile once-in-a-lifetime trip to Malaysia after beating six other Welsh schools to win the north […]

Success for two Welsh teams at the FIRST® LEGO® League UK and Ireland Final 2017

Team Egni from Ysgol Glan Clwyd, Denbighshire and Team Lightning from Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn, Carmarthenshire are celebrating their success after attending the FIRST®  LEGO®  League UK and Ireland Final held at the University of West of England (UWE) Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bristol on Sunday 26 February 2017. The teams were originally selected as winners of the North and South Regional Finals, which are hosted by EESW STEMCymru and supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government, and […]

Congratulations to the EESW 6th Form Project Award Winners 2016-2017

EESW is pleased to announce this year’s 6th Form Project Award Winners.  100 teams took part in the competition this year, and 22 awards were given for various categories. The annual awards events took place at the Liberty Stadium on Monday 3rd April in South Wales and at Venue Cymru, Llandudno in North Wales on Tuesday 28th March 2017.  Congratulations to this year’s winning teams and nominees:   For photos of this year’s North Wales award winners, click here  

Congratulations to the winners of the F1 in Schools Challenge, South Wales 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the F1 in Schools Challenge, South Wales 2017! Entry Class: Runner Up Fastest Car  (sponsored by SWIEET) – Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera – Nemesis Fastest Car – Treorchy Comprehensive School – White Lightning Portfolio Award – Aberdare Community School – Rush Presentation Award – Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera – Nemesis Future Stars Award – Aberdare Community School – Bullet Speed Judges Recommendation Award – Brynteg School – F1 Fireflies Research & Development Award – Brynmawr Foundation School – Volare 3rd Place Regional […]

Congratulations to the winners of the F1 in Schools Challenge, North Wales 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the F1 in Schools Challenge, North Wales 2017! Entry Class: Runner Up Fastest Car  – Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan – 6 in a Second Fastest Car – Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan – Ultimate Aero Portfolio Award – Ysgol Glan Clwyd – Traxion Presentation Award – Connah’s Quay High School – G-Force Racing Future Stars Award – St David’s College – SDC Racing 3rd Place Regional Champions Award – Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan – 6 in a […]

Year 12 Student from Cardiff High School wins Dr Tom Parry Jones EESW Student of the Year Award!

Each year the Engineering Education Scheme Wales involves around 600 Year 12 students in a six-month engineering project linked with a local company. The award is in memory of the late Dr Tom Parry Jones (1935-2013) who was a trustee of the Engineering Education Scheme Wales for 20 years.  Tom was a great entrepreneur and innovator, who established Lion Laboratories in Cardiff in 1967 and played a major role in developing the roadside hand-held electronic breathalyser, which is used by […]