GHD Foundation joins forces with Smallpeice Trust

GHD Foundation joins forces with Smallpeice Trust

March 4, 2024

GHD Foundation has launched its first UK partnership with the Smallpeice Trust, a not-for-profit charity organisation that inspires young people to pursue careers in science and engineering through events and workshops. With a focus on equitable access to science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) education, the partnership better enables social mobility and gender diversity over two programs with content and delivery complimented by the skills and passion of our major partner GHD.

GHD Foundation’s financial contribution will help the Smallpeice Trust to engage and support eight schools with limited socio-educational advantage across the UK to attend STEAM “challenge days” with content developed and linked to the priority pillars of water, energy, and communities.

The partnership also provides a three-day residential programme with a mix of lectures, careers talks and hands-on team projects. The modules will include energy (including power generation, sustainability and utilities), civil engineering (including environmental, structural and transport) and robotics and programming (looking at automation, software and AI).

“By investing in this initiative, we hope to provide better access to STEAM education for up to 500 young people across the UK,” said Jo Metcalfe, Managing Director, GHD Foundation.

"We are delighted to announce our collaboration with the GHD Foundation, a partnership that strengthens our commitment to empowering schools through direct and meaningful access to our diverse STEM initiatives. Together, we aim to inspire and support the next generation of innovators, fostering a future where education and STEM excellence go hand in hand,” said Caroline Broadway, Director of Engagement, The Smallpeice Trust.