Fylde Coast Partnership

Year of Formation:2013
Hub:Blackpool Sixth Form College
Co-ordinator:Mhairi Mitchison

Partnership schools:Blackpool Aspire Academy; Fleetwood High School; Hodgson Academy; Millfield Science & Performing Arts College; Montgomery High School; Unity Academy Blackpool

The Fylde Coast Partnership is now going into its fourth year and we have organised a wide range of activities for students of all age groups and the surrounding community. Our open lecture series is a regular activity for parents, students and the community with talk topics from graphene to the death of stars. Students have also attended the IET’s Christmas lecture in Manchester, explored the Museum of Science & Industry and taken part in masterclasses at Lancaster University. An exciting new addition to our programme of activities is a Space Roadshow presented at our local primary schools which adds to our secondary roadshow ‘How to Make a Human’ covering topics including particle physics and kinetic theory. We ran the Polestar Planetarium again for Years 5–7 alongside interactive workshops run by Lancaster University undergraduate students to make it more memorable. We have continued to host competitive events including our STEM Olympics and inter-school competitions. To celebrate our competition winners, we hold an annual awards evening. All students, teachers and parents were invited to the event in our state of the art 200-seat lecture theatre and enjoyed an interactive lecture from the BBC One Show’s Marty Jopson.