2. Oldham STEMfest 2018

We’re involving Oldham’s youngsters – ranging from Early Years to those about to go into employment or High Education – in Oldham’s engineering and manufacturing businesses. The festival aims to raise the profile of the different careers in engineering and manufacturing available to everyone in Oldham. Interactive activities have been taking place with schools throughout the year and the achievements of these activities will be showcased throughout the week. 

Go 4 Set Celebration

Friday 29 June, 9am-3pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham, OL1 1QJ

Throughout the year mentors from the STEM World have been working with 30 teams made up of Oldham’s pupils to help them complete a special project. The brief for the project was simple, to come up with a concept of how to have a positive effect on key subjects that might affect their school or environment, for example, ‘Water and Your School’, ‘The Business of Recycling’ or ‘Creating Sport’.

All students involved in the project will get the chance to pitch their brilliant ideas to the assessors on the Friday. The most innovative and creative project will be crowned the winner – let the competition begin!

Members of the public are invited to browse the finished projects and help choose the winner between 1-2pm. 

Primary Engineer Celebration Event

Monday 2 July

Primary Engineer Celebration, 9.30am-12.30pm

Sports Hall, Oldham Sixth Form College, OL8 1XU

Teams from primary schools have been invited to attend a celebration event to show off their shoebox cars and battery powered cars. The celebration highlights the achievements of pupils and teachers from local schools.

Primary Engineer Greater Manchester Leaders Award Exhibition

Tuesday 3 July, 9.30am-4.30pm

Selected primary school and secondary school pupils were asked one burning question “If you were an engineer, what would you do? Pupils then identified an issue and invented an engineered solution to that problem. A public exhibition will take place to showcase the incredible work that has gone into these inventions. Come and see their incredible work at the open exhibition…

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham, OL1 1QJ

Make It Challenge

Thursday 5 July, 9.30am-3pm 

Teams from up to 10 schools across the borough will be set the task of setting up their own manufacturing business and compete to create a new product. The project teams will pitch their ideas to the panel and will be judged on their understanding of the design brief, the successful completion of key tasks and their enterprising skills and qualities.

Chadderton Suite, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UT