Furness Education and Skills Partnership was set up in 2011 to support a partnership between education and business to allow students in the Furness area to build the skills and aspirations needed to succeed in the 21st century market place.In April 2019 FESP was awarded charity status.

FESP OBJECTIVES:

FESP facilitates projects, events and links which enable and drive enterprise, innovation and long term growth in the local, national and national economy. This includes events such as Skills Fest, Furness Big Bang Fair and projects including Happy and Healthy Lifestyles and Building My Skills.

FESP EVENTS:

The Barrow Engineering Project raise the profile of Engineering in the local  area and enrich STEM attainment of learners within the project through the existing curriculum and extra-curricular activities. The BEP is supported by the RAEng and the Sir John Fisher Foundation. 

BEP AIMS:

Furness Education and Skills Partnership

Furness Education & Skills Partnership (FESP) was established in July 2011. FESP is a partnership of schools, colleges, local employers and agencies which recognise the need to equip local young people with knowledge, skills and aspirations relevant to a competitive 21st century market-place. FESP facilitate projects, events and links which enable and drive enterprise, innovation and long-term growth in the local, regional and national economy.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Furness SkillsFest 2020
25.01.2020
Furness Big Bang 2020
10-11.03.2020
UlverSTEM 
09.11.2019

RECENT NEWS

July 5, 2019

Young people in Barrow are doing their bit to address alarming health issues in the area which have led to 1 in 10 under 18’s being admitted to hospital for alcohol related illness.

355 Year 5 and Year 6 pupils from 10 Barrow primary schools are involved in the 2019 Happy and Healthy Lifestyle Project - #iWill Make A Difference. This year the event was supported by Barrow Police, The Well and Morecombe Bay Health Trust.

The proj...

March 1, 2019

CHILDREN are learning about the dangers of substance abuse.

A project aiming to address alarming health issues in the area which have led to life expectancy for both men and women in Barrow being lower than the England average has been running for several years.

In this year's project more children took part than ever before, with 355 Year Five and Year Six pupils from 10 Furness primary schools involved in the 2019 Happy and He...

September 27, 2018

On Thurday 27th September two Furness Academy Y7 students, Hannah and Maisie, were selected to visit Oxley Developments in Ulverston to meet Jake Berry, Minister for Northern Powerhouse. 

The girls, ex Victoria Academy pupils, had taken part and successfully completed the primary Building My Skills Programme in 2017-18 whilst at their Primary School. Now at their new secondary school the girls were invited to tell the minister...

September 24, 2018

SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2018 Coronation Hall, Ulverston

10am – 3pm. FREE ENTRY

Challenge on @ UlverSTEM for all 6-16 year olds – bring the family, fun for everyone.

Discover more about opportunities to be gained from studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. Hands-on interactive activities and challenges throughout the day with a chance to be entered into a FREE prize draw to win vouchers and tickets for...

April 18, 2018

Young people in Barrow are doing their bit to address alarming health issues in the area which have led to life expectancy for both men and women in Barrow being lower than the England average.

More than 280 Year 5 and Year 2 pupils from 10 Barrow primary schools are involved in the 2018 Happy and Healthy Lifestyle Project - #iWill Make A Difference. This year the event was supported by DW Fitness, Nuffield Health and Furness C...

March 22, 2018

On Friday 30th March Neil and Amy from FESP and Rowena from FEDF attended the national Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham to explore STEM opportunities and get some ideas for the Furness Big Bang in October. 

We were lucky enough to have a VIP tour of the event by Mark from Engineering UK who showed us the fantastic range of exhibitors, many of which formed groups including Nuclear and Defence. March explained the differenc...

March 16, 2018

Victoria Academy celebrated British Science Week 2018 with a Kartmania project all funded by the BEP main bid funding (£500) from The Royal Academy of Engineering. 

This started on Monday with a Kart race involving all 200 plus children and then a whole school design activity whereby children designed their own dream kart.

The rest of the week saw each year group design and make their own vehicle or game with Year 3 making Scutt...

March 14, 2018

On Wednesday 14th March BAE Systems held its annual Future Engineers Day for Y9 pupils in the Furness area.

This years event, organised by BAE graduate scheme employees hosted 90 year 9 pupils from 6 local secondary schools. The schools that attended were UVHS, Dowdales, Furness Academy, St. Bernards, Walney and Chetwynde. All schools attending had transport provided by the Barrow Engineering Project through the Royal Academy o...

March 13, 2018

Barrow Island Primary School used their annual BEP main bid funding (£500) to support this weeks activities to celebrate British Science Week.

The school used their funding to hire in Professor Pumpernickel who delivered a tailored science show for all of their

classes.  He did 3 shows – one for nursery and KS1, one for lower KS2 and one for upper KS2. 

The shows lasted an hour each and included flames and explosions which o...

March 9, 2018

BEP Schools are currently preparing for an exciting week of activities during British Science Week on 9th -18 March and many schools are using BEP main bids to support their activities:

·         A project on the theme of making structures, levers, gears, electrical control, food technology and using fabrics.

·         Professor Pumpernickel with his science magic show

·         S...

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“Education and skills – the foundation for growth and prosperity: a role for employers in the education of children they will one day employ.”

The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine of Thenford

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Furness Education and Skills Partnership 

Furness College 

Ironworks Road

Barrow-in-Furness 

LA14 2PJ

UK Registered Charity:

Registered: 24 April 2019

Charity No: 1183085

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