ExIST member offers a day’s labour

A retired Managing Director, professional  engineer, STEM Ambassador and Business-Liaison Coordinator for ExIST (Exeter’s Initiative for Science and Technology), is offering to work for a day for any Exeter company in exchange for a donated iPad for Cullompton Community College.

Peter Shrubsall, a Governor at Cullompton Community College, with a particular interest in science and engineering, is looking for a novel way to help the school acquire enough iPads and an Apple TV to enable students to use the tablets in class and show everyone their results and findings using this latest technology.

Peter is prepared to do anything from shop floor work to helping the Board of Directors during his day, drawing on his experience in engineering design and development (his company won the Queen's Award for Innovation), to international marketing strategy discussions.

Peter was among the three finalists nominated for the Most Dedicated STEM Ambassador from the nation's 26,000 Ambassadors this year. For the last 3 years, he has been leading the Business-Liaison activities with the ExIST helping to launch the Go4SET competition around Exeter schools and companies. For the last two years it has involved 13, six-member teams of 12-13 year old students in a competitive STEM challenge supported by mentors from local companies and culminating in judging and assessment at the fabulous Big Bang day at Exeter University.

Peter said: “I am urging companies to get involved and build a stronger relationship with a local state school that is rapidly approaching outstanding status. This advanced technology will help students to be better prepared for STEM careers at College, University and future employment as well as benefitting from a more modern and effective teaching method.”

To avail yourselves of this generous offer by Peter and to help the College students, please contact him on pshrubsall@icloud.com .

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