Top teacher and TV’s Gadget man set to inspire at event


Employers from across the North East are joining TV’S GADGET man Jason Bradbury for a people’s science and engineering event in Middlesbrough.

Dozens of organisations are taking part in the free family event at Middlesbrough College including the RAF, the Engineering Development Trust, Centre for Life, the Army, Cleveland Institute of Engineers, Tees Pumping Station, Teesside University and Northumbrian Water.

Middlesbrough College is committed to making the region a hotbed for STEM skills, by delivering cutting edge training to those wanting a career in a STEM industry, and by supporting the growing science and engineering industry in the region.

It’s hoped the event will encourage more young people to consider a career in a STEM related industry (science, technology, engineering and maths).

Gadget man Jason will take a tour of the college’s new £20m STEM Centre before delivering a masterclass – possibly while zipping around on his famous hoverboard.

Europe’s top teacher Dr Richard Spencer is heading up the event on Saturday, October 17.

Dr Spencer – head of science at the college’s sixth form centre MC6 – was the only teacher in Europe to make the final of the Global Teacher Prize – a competition to find the world’s best teacher.

Zoe Lewis, principal and chief executive, said: “Imagineer is an amazing event that demonstrates just how fascinating science and engineering can be.

“We’re delighted Jason agreed to take part and we can’t wait to show him around our new STEM Centre where people of all ages are receiving world class training in science, technology, engineering and maths.

“Our last Imagineer Festival was very popular with families from across the Tees Valley and we are hoping that once again we can inspire more young people to consider a career in a STEM related subject.”

The college will be brimming with activities and interactive stalls from 10am to 3pm.

Visitors will have the opportunity to test their limits on an outdoor bungee run, learn about the mysteries of the sea with a touch tank of marine animals and become a code breaker after examining a rare enigma machine.

Find out more at or phone the college on 01642 333333.


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