Encouraging learners to make the best of their abilities
Working in partnership with Inspira, the REACT Foundation encourages learners to make the best of their abilities and achieve their potential while inspiring further study of maths and science subjects at a higher level after Year 11 through a wide range of routes; recognising the growth in local and national career opportunities in all areas of engineering.
Each half term there are exciting, inspiring and fun activities showing the application of maths and science in a work setting, together with one-to-one mentoring support for each learner led by Inspira; encouraging hard work and congratulating effort and achievement.
There are no costs to parents, carers or schools and engagement with parents and teaching staff is encouraged at regular intervals.
The learners are enrolled in Year 9, and experience evening events, day trips and an end of year residential trip whilst in Year 10 and 11. Generally, the group has one trip or visit per half term varying from evening to day visits with an end- of-year residential trip – normally to Manchester – with the group experiencing life on a university campus. Learners are offered campus days including visits to: the University of Cumbria, the University of Manchester and the National College for Nuclear). There are also a variety of visits and talks on subjects such as Formula 1 Motorsport, Research & Development laboratories and engineering/science businesses.