ABOUT NORTH STAR

Realising the ambitious vision for Sheffield City Region – home of world class manufacturing

THE NORTH STAR PROGRAMME

The North Star programme promotes and applauds innovation and opportunity in the Sheffield City Region to inspire the next generation to consider careers in STEAM subjects. We back a vision for the UK to become the best place in world to practice Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

South Yorkshire has a proud industrial heritage built from the power of steam. Inventions and improvement in manufacturing processes in the region played a key role in the industrial revolution which transformed the world.

In 2020, we are once again the home of world class manufacturing. The Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham developed by Harworth and the wider South Yorkshire Innovation District is leading the way. It is THE place in the UK for people to connect, co-locate, collaborate and innovate; attracting business and investment from all over the world. It is home to world-class brands including Boeing, McLaren Automotive, Rolls-Royce, UK AEA, Arconic, Tata specialist steels, Toshiba and Forgemasters.

Where did the North Star Science School come from?

Led by the Well Rotherham programme, a public health innovation initiative at South Yorkshire Housing Association, we are an ambitious cross-sector partnership of local industry, education and community organisations. Our activity will culminate in the North Star event in the Rother Valley on 1 December 2020 delivered in partnership with Professor Brian Cox and Lord Andrew Mawson’s celebrated Science Summer School.

We believe that inspired communities can chart their own path to health, wealth and happiness. We see that beneath the regional vision for excellence sit the inspirational stories, endeavour and aspiration of thousands of people; like stars forming a galaxy.

St Paul’s Way Science Summer School

Now in its ninth year, St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School hosts this annual event with its Patron Professor Brian Cox OBE. St Paul’s Way Trust School, a ‘National Teaching School’ and a ‘Through School’, places science at the heart of the curriculum with its unique Faraday learning pathway. The aim is to inspire young people to become the next generation of Britain’s scientists.

Our new sixth form research laboratories, designed by Queen Mary University of London, build on this offer by giving students access to exciting and cutting edge research opportunities such as the Authentic Biology DNA research project.

The opportunities for exciting and innovative careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) are almost limitless. In line with our vision for excellence, the Science Summer School present an annual inspirational programme which mixes the best of STEAM subjects with a focus on Engineering, through a series of seminars, discussions and hands-on experiments.

‘Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.”

- Sir Henry Royce

Key Partners

Gullivers

Gulliver’s have been providing magic to children for over 40 years – from the fantastic fun at our theme parks and attractions, to great priced gifts and presents. A well established family business Gulliver’s is committed to working in partnership with the communities around their resorts.

 Gulliver’s Valley Resort opened in Summer 2020 offering a great selection of rides, attractions and short breaks to enjoy. Families can book a day visit or staycation in advance and look forward to a magical adventure at the UK’s newest Theme Park Resort. Get ready for giant adventures at Gulliver’s Valley Resort, South Yorkshire!

Harworth

Harworth are the master developer of the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) which is home to some of the World’s biggest manufacturers including Rolls Royce, Boeing and McLaren Automotive. Technology developed at the AMP is already being utilised in leading edge projects including Formula One and commercial aircraft. Harworth continue to develop out the Advanced Manufacturing Park to promote scientific and engineering research and manufacturing alongside the residential and community development at Waverley.

Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of four in South Yorkshire and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England. 

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

Established in 1850 by Her Majesty Queen Victoria to organise the first world trade fair: The Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations. Prince Albert was appointed President and took personal charge of the whole complex operation. In just sixteen months a site was chosen in Hyde Park, the iconic Crystal Palace (the largest covered structure on earth at that time) was designed, manufactured and erected and 100,000 exhibits assembled so that the Great Exhibition opened on time on 1 May 1851. It was an enormous success, attracting more than 6 million visitors and made a substantial profit. When the Exhibition closed in October 1851, the Royal Commission was then established as a permanent body to spend the profits in realising Prince Albert’s ambition to “increase the means of industrial education and extend the influence of science and art upon productive industry.

Fast forward 170 years and The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and the Royal Commission very generously provided a grant to support the delivery of science summer school events in Rotherham and Skelmersdale as part of a broader wrap around programme of STEM support in both towns.

Sheffield City Council

Sheffield City Council is the city council for the metropolitan borough of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. It consists of 84 councillors, elected to represent 28 wards, each with three councillors

South Yorkshire Housing Association

Well Rotherham is an innovation project delivered by South Yorkshire Housing Association. The aim of the project is to take an asset based approach to developing communities and improving health and well-being. The project based in Waverley is aiming to draw on the opportunities provided by the new Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), the new housing and commercial development and the planned country park to benefit the well-being of the local and wider Rotherham population.

The AMRC Training Centre

The University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre provides manufacturing companies across the Yorkshire and Humber region with apprentices of the highest standard, taught at its state-of-the-art facility in Waverley, Rotherham.

The People’s Picture

The People’s Picture is a photography and design studio from British artist Helen Marshall. Every artwork is made up of thousands of photos yet every single one tells a story. As an artist-led studio practice we create innovative photo mosaic artworks and installations at the leading edge of design and technology. Pictures are powerful. People connect with pictures. People share their memories, dreams and celebrate through pictures. We are experts in visual storytelling, digital photo mosaics and bringing communities together.

UK Atomic Energy Authority

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is the UK’s national fusion laboratory with world-leading expertise in fusion science and engineering. UKAEA’s mission is to deliver sustainable fusion energy, maximising the scientific and economic impacts. We undertake scientific studies at our Culham Centre for Fusion Energy to better understand essential knowledge of fusion physics alongside engineering projects to design improvements to fusion machines. Our Remote Applications in Challenging Environments facility researches and develops new remote engineering solutions. At our Materials Research Facility, we explore which materials should be used inside fusion reactors, and how we can build the best future fusion power plants.

University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is a network of world-leading research and innovation centres working with manufacturing companies of any size from around the globe. 

We specialise in carrying out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing and materials, which is of practical use to industry.

We transform industrial and economic performance by making step changes in productivity, increasing competitiveness, developing new products and processes and training new talent and skills.

Well north Enterprises

Well North Enterprises is a social business, whose goal is to unlock potential in people and place. Entrepreneurial by nature, we work alongside our clients to innovate, promote excellence and make a positive difference in the real world.

Owen and Dyson, press, Fullerton Road, 1915-1918

With thanks to “Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Archives and Local Studies Service”

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This