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TT Electronics Abseil Challenge! Updated: 06/09/2019
SATRO are delighted that TT Electronics team in Woking have nominated us their Charity of the Year. Andrew and Sumneek from the Woking offices will take part in abseiling the iconic Baltic Flour Mill on Newcastle/Gateshead quayside. Starting from the roof of the Baltic's viewing box and abseiling down to the ground on a 40m line past the gallery's famous scenic lifts.
We would particiularly like to wish Andrew and Sumneek good luck!
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Welcoming our new Fundraiser! - Updated: 04/09/2019
We would like to welcome our new Fundraising Manager, Amanda Croft-Pearman.
Amanda began her career in advertising and marketing but made the move into the voluntary sector over 25 years ago by joining the NSPCC. She was then involved in the Full Stop Appeal, the NSPCC'S millennium appeal that raised over £250 million. She worked on large £1m+ fundraising campaigns in partnership with Burger Kin, Mars and Sega and then managed Phase 2 of Children's Promise - a 7 charity partnership that raised over £2m. Since then she has worked as a freelance consultant working with a variety of different charities including Chailey Heritage School, The Royal School for Deaf Children, Margate, The Royal College of Pathologists and Oracle Cancer Trust. Before joining SATRO, she was Head of Fundraising at Kent Association for the Blind.
COMING SOON: Cyber Challenge. Updated: 23/08/2019
SATRO is running a Cyber Challenge with invited partners, SEROCU, the regional cyber police outreach team.
Students can take part in a live cyber crime incident, learning the pitfalls of the Computer Misuse Act and hear about the rewarding and lucrative academic and professional opportunities in the cyber space.
Problem Solving Challenge in Uganda! Updated: 08/08/2019
"In July 2019 the successful Problem Solving Challenge competition run by SATRO in the UK was trialed in Uganda in Seeta High School on the outskirts of Kampala. The event was run in conjunction with Makerere University BioMed Engineering department.
Various graduates and researchers assisted with judging and the department lead Dr Robert Ssekitoleko gave a presentation on STEM careers and the potential for teams of problem solvers to make a difference in Uganda. See below to see what happened on the day of the final!" - Paul Endersby.
Problem Solving Challenge in Uganda! Updated: 07/08/2019
Our Brand New Primary School Programme - Updated: 06/08/2019
Energy Monitoring Challenge:
An opportunity to put your students at the heart of your school's energy sustainability project and see how they can make the school real monetary savings!
We offer the chance for 10 primary schools to take part in a fully funded year long programme to monitor their school's energy consumption real-time. Starting with an Energy Workshop we will support them across the year as part of your STEM or ECO club in influencing how the school, staff and students can be more energy conscious and make real savings on their energy bills. Those savings can then be re-invested in STEM education to support your students' ability to influence the solutions of making our world a sustainable place to live. The challenge will end with a presentation ceremony at Philips in Guildford.
Sponsored and supported by Philips, PowerCor and TR Control Systems the first 10 state schools will be fully funded. Energy metering can be done through your existing SMART meter or by the addition of a small stand-alone meter installed and funded by the project.
Why Not Start A Syndicate Today? - Updated: 02/08/2019
Guildford Community Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in Guildford, including SATRO! Play the lottery, support Guildford - it's that simple!
SATRO has been providing a much loved and valued service for the community since 1984.
We need your help so we can continue to offer and even expand our services! We help young people understand the importance of education and to see the value of it through our hands-on and innovative programmes.
As school budgets decrease, they cannot afford to pay us what it costs us to deliver our services. Your funding directly helps all the young people we work with!
Thank you for your support and good luck!
Success For Our Newly Launched Programmes 2018-19! Updated: 18/07/2019
In this last academic year, we launched three new programmes which have proved to be a huge success with schools. They recognise the latest trends in the use of STEM subjects to solve real-world problems and inspire students to improve their knowledge and consider career pathways that are new to them.
In Primary Schools, we launched the World of Energy which brings to life the concepts of where our energy comes from and the principles of sustainabilty.
In Secondary Schools, we launched our Future Transport programme which focuses students on the key question: how would they change the way we travel in congested urban areas?
In our Mobile Classroom schools, we launched a CAD and 3D printing workshop to extend their understanding of the latest technologies in the design and construction industries.
We thank our SATRO Associates: Chris, Hugh and Phil who have brought these new workshops to life and the schools who have hosted our pilot sessions. We also thank our funders who have made them possible!
World of Energy: Air Products, Exxon Mobil, People's Postcode Lottery, UNUM
Future Transport: Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
CAD/3D Printing: CareTech, Tesco Bags for Help
Problem Solving Challenge in Uganda! Updated: 17/07/2019
Problem Solving Challenge in Uganda! Updated: 15/07/2019
Paul Endersby, a science teacher, who has brought his students year-on-year to the SATRO Problem Solving Challenge recently turned the tables and gave SATRO a challenge! Could he take a couple of our challenges out to Uganda as part of a charity he works with to inspire students in Africa in the STEM subjects. The response of course was a resounding yes! We provided the group with two of our recent challenges that together we felt were most appropriate and have linked Paul up with some contacts from other charities we are in touch with in Uganda.
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