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HEART partners are committed to supporting young people who are care experienced to aspire, achieve and progress to Higher Education. The first of this year’s activities for foster families took place as part of the Festival of Science at the University of Leeds on Saturday 14 March 2015.
Staff and students from the Faculty of Engineering provided a two hour fun packed session of engineering challenges for the full family. These included stress testing chocolate bars proving that not all chocolate is the same and that some is surprisingly strong stuff, that is until it is put in your mouth when it seems to break down quite rapidly.
Perhaps the activity that gained the most interest and excitement was building individual tetrahedrons (pyramids) and then slowly fastening these together until eventually one large tetrahedron was formed in the foyer of the Civil Engineering department – amply big enough not only for the children but also the adults to get inside and have their photo taken.
Quotes from a couple of the foster families include:
“We all had a great day – the girls really enjoyed the event, particularly making the tetrahedron. We plan to come to the open event on Saturday”.
“I just wanted to say how much we all thoroughly enjoyed the event yesterday. It was amazing to learn about the incredible products engineered here in Leeds and some fantastic practical sessions that we and the children learnt a lot from”.
“Once again, thank you, and please pass on our thanks to the presenter and all of the helpers on the day – they were engaging, informative and all brilliant”.
We thank the team and the families for their support at this event and hope to see them again soon at other foster family events, the next of which takes place at Leeds College of Art on Monday 16 April.