Throughout the funding cycle for Fylde Coast Partnership we worked closely with Lancaster University, local industry, and our local STEM network to develop events that could be sustained. As a cluster we now still meet and continue to deliver an annual series of five open lectures that are suitable from primary Year 5 through to adults, student competitions and a three-day planetarium and science workshop programme (sadly cancelled for 2020 due to the lockdown). The planetarium and science workshop event is our biggest annual undertaking; we try to widen access to physics and the schools invited to attend are from secondary schools in low participation areas in science. Across all our activities during 2018/19, we engaged with over 5,000 students from 20 schools.
Fylde Coast Partnership (2013–18)
Physics teacher, Blackpool Sixth Form College