Leigh UTC To Support Dartford Bridge Community Primary School Super Hero Day

The Leigh UTC will be fully supporting our colleagues at local Dartford Bridge Community Primary School with their Super Hero Day on 27th May 2016.

The day will be fun packed with the aim of raising money to keep the primary school’s minibus running and to remember their former pupil Brandon Broadhurst who sadly passed away on 26th April 2014.

Staff and students from The Leigh UTC will be taking part in the event, supporting the children from the primary school and helping to raise much needed funds in memory of Brandon.

We would encourage any parents or our friends in the business community to also contribute in any way possible and can obtain further information directly from Linda Pilbeam, Business Manager at Dartford Bridge Community Primary School on 01322 424023.

‘Construction Composites’ Talk Enlightens Students

Suzanne Wood, Managing Director of Sittingbourne based Construction Composites was kind enough to visit The Leigh UTC last week to enlighten engineering students on the many practical use of composites. Students were taken through the history of composites manufacturing, technologies involved, new emergent technologies in the field, and the skills necessary to manage them.

Her presentation included several case studies where students were amazed to learn just how versatile fibreglass can be. The Leigh UTC very much looks forward to an on-going relationship with Construction Composites which will include the opportunity for students to experience this manufacturing process for themselves. Thank you Suzanne!

Leigh UTC Students Celebrate Achievements

Students of The Leigh UTC celebrated the achievements of their peers in the last module. The assembly was devoted to the 90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II whereby her engagement and support to the world of engineering is strong.
Students were awarded for their efforts and resilience as well as achievement in their projects and subjects. After all: “At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions. It is a noble profession” , Queen Elizabeth II


Gaming presentation inspires Leigh UTC students

Thank you to Rob Murray of Dovetail Games for his most interesting presentation to ICT students at the Leigh UTC last week. Students were given a comprehensive overview of the UK gaming industry as well as the history and future plans for Medway based Dovetail Games. The young people gained an insight into careers within the industry and how they can aspire to be employed with this exciting young sector.

The Leigh UTC looks forward to further working with Dovetail Games.

Leigh UTC exhibits at Bluewater

The Leigh UTC recently exhibited at Bluewater Shopping Centre to attract new Year 10 and Year 12 students.

Jack Threlfall of TankFallFX writes:

“Leigh UTC found me and my work online, being very complimentary they asked if I would like to help them seek out potential students. This was a great chance for me to show off my work and make some new contacts. I was more than happy to help Leigh UTC and hope we will collaborate in the future.”