Thursday, 27 October 2011

19th & 20th October 2011 - SATRO business games

320 students took part in two SATRO Business Games Held at Winston Churchill school with 14 business volunteers helping, some comments from students that took part:

"While you're doing the activities you don't understand how much you learn until after."

"How easily stressed you can get with the time limits and how hard it is to make a top quality product."

"I was surprised how well everyone got on and that everyone was working in a group."

18th October - Stamping out bullying!

Students from six schools put forward their best ideas about how to stamp out bullying within our schools. The event took place at County Hall, Kingston-upon-Thames. Some feedback from the students:

"I enjoyed being able to work collectively as a team in a complete different environment to school. I was surprised by some statistics concerning suicides related to bullying."

"I enjoyed the creation of a concept and a brand. This involved being both orignal and innovative."

18th October - SATRO Business Game

186 students took part in the SATRO Business Game held at Skinners Academy in Kent, this was sponsored by Willmott Dixon, also 15 business volunteers helped, some comments from the students who took part:

"I enjoyed the most when our team didn't lose hope and had a great determination"

"I enjoyed the independence, we were given tasks and trusted to get on with it"

"I enjoyed the presentation the most, it helped us show other people our hard work & achievements"

13th October - Science day

Primary Science: Science day held at Linden Bridge school.

13th October 2011 - Half day training course

Thirty- three primary and secondary Heads and Deputy Heads of Surrey schools were given the opportunity to improve and enhance their leadership skills by attending a half day training course run and hosted by P&G (Procter & Gamble) in collaboration with SATRO.

As the teachers who attended put it:

"Many useful and thought provoking strategies to take away - I am going to lead some changes!"

"Every Head and leadership team member should do this course it's short, sharp, on task and great 'value added' potential."

"This course has made me consider the imporatnce of leadership for me personally rather than a theorectical aspect of school management."

11th October 2011 - SATRO business game

28 year 6 pupils took part in a Junior SATRO Business Game held at Ewell Castle Prep School. some comments form pupils who took part:

"It was a super fun day and i would have chosen this day over any school day"

"Best thing that happened to me. Come back Please".

10 & 11th October 2011 - Primary Science Day

90 pupils enjoyed a Primary Science Day held at Cordwalles Junior school for year 5 and 6

"What equipments are mini computers controlled by electricity like washing machines for inputs and outputs"

"I learnt how to use Lego technology over the computer and i learnt how to use a flow diagram".

7th October - Science day

32 pupils from Freemantles School took part in a science day.

5th October 11 - Gifted year 8 Construction, Engineering and Design

72 students from 9 schools took part in the Gifted Year 8 Construction, Engineering and Design Challenge at Royal Alexandra & Albert School. The students were put into mixed school groups and were given the task of building an Olympic Stadium, below are some of the comments from them:

"It wasn't like i thought it would be at all. I liked working with new people but i was surprised that we weren't working with our school. I liked today!"

"The Independence of the day. This was however, a good thing as it helped develop our skills"

"How we decide every last detail about the stadium, especially the capacity, size and cost".

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

28th September 2011 - Volunteers thank you event

Staff and Trustees from SATRO were delighted to be joined by around 80 of our wonderful volunteers at a Thank you event held on Wednesday 28th September 2011 at the Gorse Hill Hotel, Woking.

Lady Toulson CBE, DL, who hosted the event, said "It is a real pleasure to meet some of the hundreds of wonderful people that work with SATRO to inspire young people about their future careers and i am delighted to be able to support your fantastic work".

Dr Beecy Bowden, CEO SATRO, said "In the last year SATRO'S programmes have involved over 15,000 young people and our volunteers have given more than 9,800 hours of their time to help us - we couldn't reach so many people, and have an impact on as many lives, without out wonderful volunteers, so i am pleased to be able to thank so many of them personally."

21st September - SATRO business Game

130 students took part in a SATRO business game held at Lavington School in Devizes

20th September 11 - Science day

33 pupils took part in a science day covering structures where they learnt what goes into building bridges.

20th September - SATRO Soap Challenge

There was plenty of good clean fun to be had at the SATRO Soap Challenge Enterprise event which took place at the University of Surrey on Tuesday 20th September. The event was delivered by Angus Farmer if CocoMango, a natural soap manufacturer, and SATRO to 120 Year 9 students from 24 schools, and facilitated by Lauren Bingham's outreach team from the Management & Law University faculty. No doubt much to their surprise, the teachers accompanying their students were also put into Teacher Teams to participate in the Challenge!

Weydon School were chosen as the overall winner of the best "Champagne Showers" soap design (lavender, geranium, tea tree oils) and presentation, with George Abbot School and St Bede's School taking joint second place.

5th September 11 - Surrey County Scholars

Skilled and talented young people from across Surrey, together with their parents and sponsors, gathered at County Hall, Kingston-upon-Thames for the 10th annual Surrey County Scholars and Surrey County Apprentices'/Diploma awards ceremony, organised by SATRO.

Award including trophies, certificates and cash prizes were presented to students by Mrs SarahGoad, JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, and Mr Tim Wates, Director of Wates group. Sixteen of the county's brightest and best Scholars were awarded burasies to enable them to study science and engineering at university and to open up exciting career opportunities with leading Surrey-based companies.

A futher 10 students recieved Surrey County Apprentice Awards in recognition of their hard work and outstanding achievements.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


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