SET for Sport

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London 1908, 1948, 2012 


Pupils at the City Academy, Hackney during the SET for Sport daySET for Sport is an innovative schools programme developed by Portia, in partnership with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Civil Engineering, to engage young people in Science, Engineering and Technology through the context of sport. The day event, run in schools with groups of volunteer engineers, explores SET’s contribution to many aspects sport and sporting equipment, showcases the role of SET, often an unfamiliar and abstract concept to young people, through the lens of sport, a familiar and popular area. The programme has been running for three years.  If your organisation or school would be interested in participating, contact us.  


"I would like to take this opportunity to thank both of you & the volunteers very much for the SET in Sport event you organised for Redborne Upper School on Monday 25th June.  The event was a huge success, & our students hugely benefitted from the activities & workshops planned, prepared & delivered by yourselves & your volunteers on the day (I definitely think a few of our students are now considering engineering as a career option as a result!). The students fully enjoyed the day and this was down to the support and guidance of the volunteers. Your efforts, enthusiasm and knowledge on the day enhanced our students learning and the school would very much appreciate you letting us know about any future activities & events.”

Emma Nichol, School Games Activator, Redborne School Sports Partnership 


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