Children’s engineering workshop at Marches Centre of Manufacturing

This summer, I discovered the Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology in Stanmore Park near Bridgnorth.

It is full of really exciting businesses – hidden behind trees in a country setting & not at all what you might expect !

They offered the venue for a super summer engineering holiday club week for children aged 9-13, which was organised by Jing Lu of the Black Country Atelier http://www.blackcountryatelier.com. The Black Country Atelier runs Smart Product Design & Manufacturing courses.

This summer at Stanmore, children made & tested a remote-control plane, as well as built & programmed a robot to compete in challenges.

Click HERE for the full brochure we received. It was such as fab opportunity for young, bright minds !

I truly believe in general we underestimate our children’s abilities, so am always delighted to find interesting activities for the [very!] long & frequent school holidays !

MCMT (the the Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology) runs training & engineering apprenticeships for school leavers all year round.

It works with local companies, schools & universities, running training workshops to help young people have the right skills for work & whilst in work.

Their 2 huge & very impressive centres in Bridgnorth & Shrewsbury, covering metrology, automation, robotics & Computer Numerical Control (CNC).

With this concentration of awesome engineering expertise which one sees at Stanmore, the Severn Valley should be the UK’s engineering equivalent of Silicon Valley!

For further info, contact:

Marches Local Enterprise Partnership
Growth Deals
European Union Regional Development Fund
Midlands Engine