A Kent social enterprise that offers popular and practical workshops on science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) to people in East Kent has struck a deal with Discovery Park, the science and innovation park near Sandwich.
Discovery Planet CIC, which is based in Ramsgate and operates across Thanet, partners with scientific institutions and industry professionals to connect young people and their families with the exciting world of science.
The charity has secured the support of Discovery Park in connecting it with businesses on the 220-acre science park, as well as East Kent College and local universities.
Having worked closely with Discovery Park’s management team, Discovery Planet will now work with companies at the science park to design and deliver a series of extracurricular workshops and learning opportunities.
Xanthe Pitt, Director at Discovery Planet, said: “This is fantastic news as it will give greater access to the practical applications of exciting science and how it solves real-world problems.
“It will connect us and the district’s young people with many of the forward-thinking, innovative companies at Discovery Park which have made a commitment to working with the local community.”
As part of the deal, Discovery Park will make its events, marketing, social media and public relations teams available to Discovery Planet to help promote its work.
Jane Kennedy, Chief Business Officer at Discovery Park, said: “By collaborating with Discovery Planet, we reaffirm our commitment to making STEAM learning accessible for all and helping to foster a passion for these subjects from school years right through to working at the science park.
“We have many companies on site that are keen to show how science and technology can improve our world, and also promote the career opportunities that STEAM subjects can open up. By joining up with the team at Discovery Planet we will be able to make that happen quicker for the benefit of the local community. Together we will arrange and promote a programme of events, including one with global power specialist Cummins’ on-site team.”
Individuals and businesses interested in working with Discovery Planet should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.