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Top teacher heads up people’s engineering event

Capture17EUROPE’S top teacher Dr Richard Spencer is leading a people’s science and engineering event in Middlesbrough this month.

The Imagineer event at Middlesbrough College on Saturday, October 17, is a free family day packed with activities celebrating all that’s exciting about science and engineering.

Dr Spencer – head of science at the college’s sixth form centre MC6 – was the only teacher in Europe to make the final of the Global Teacher Prize – a competition to find the world’s best teacher.

Joining Dr Spencer at Imagineer is special guest Jason Bradbury from TV’s The Gadget Show.

Jason will take a tour of the college’s new £20m STEM Centre before delivering a masterclass – possibly while zipping around on his famous hoverboard.

Zoe Lewis, principal and chief executive, said: “Imagineer is an amazing event that demonstrates just how fascinating science and engineering can be.

“We’re delighted Jason agreed to take part and we can’t wait to show him around our new STEM Centre where people of all ages are receiving world class training in science, technology, engineering and maths.

“Our last Imagineer Festival was very popular with families from across the Tees Valley and we are hoping that once again we can inspire more young people to consider a career in a STEM related subject.”

The college will be brimming with activities and interactive stalls from 10am to 3pm.

Visitors will have the opportunity to test their limits on an outdoor bungee run, learn about the mysteries of the sea with a touch tank of marine animals and become a code breaker after examining a rare enigma machine.

Some of the organisations taking part include the RAF, the Engineering Development Trust, Centre for Life, the Army, Sunderland University, artist Nick Sayers, Cleveland Institute of Engineers, Fujifilm, FabLab Sunderland, UKseds, Bloodhound, Percy Middlesbrough, Makerspace Newcastle, Cannybots, Teesside University, Learn by Design, Newcastle University, Francesco Academy, Lincoln University, Groundwork NE (River Tees Discovered), Tees Pumping Station, Durham University, Scales and Tails, Cleveland Beekeeping Association, the RSPB, the Royal Society of Biology and Northumbrian Water.

Middlesbrough College is committed to making the region a hotbed for STEM skills, by delivering cutting edge training to those wanting a career in a STEM industry, and by supporting the growing science and engineering industry in the region.

Find out more at www.mbro.ac.uk or phone the college on 01642 333333.

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