Mr Edwards delivered a great workshop to Year 4, explaining how inventors develop their ideas. The class were fascinated by how bio-mimicry had been used in modern technology and were really excited about including this in their own inventions. Thank you!
Thank you so much for the STEM workshops you planned, sourced, and delivered in Year 6 at Newick. The children were very engaged with the topic and they benefitted enormously from the industry expertise. The fact that you planned the sessions and provided the resources allowed us to observe good practice and gave us inspiration and confidence for our own teaching.
Year 5 had a week’s worth of work in their STEAM Week Challenge. The problem was entertainingly issued, including the steps required for success. The children thrived on the independence given them and felt like real engineers solving a real-life issue. Their innovative ideas showed that the workshop was a highly motivating, learning experience.
Phil and the team showed a keen interest in their work and this rubbed off on the children as they were really excited by the concept of building and testing cars. The kits proved a success as the children really enjoyed the whole task and it was great to see all the class keen to build and successfully modify their vehicle. They particularly loved the 3D printer – it really did amaze them! The whole week has inspired my class to find out more about engineering and many children can now see themselves going into engineering in the future.
Phil was brilliant with the Year 1 children. He had excellent resources which were the right level for the children to use. Phil explained what the children were doing and what happened as a result. The children were really engaged in the sessions and were enthusiastic during the rest of STEAM week.
A big thank you for an interesting, thought-provoking, morning from all of us in France class!
The children were inspired by the visiting speaker; they were fascinated by his level of knowledge and that they were experiencing something which they thought was usually only geared at older people! The session was hands-on, and the children were able to relate what they were doing to what they had previously learnt in Science lessons linked to forces. The session was structured in such a way that they could all access the learning. The children were then given tasks they could complete after the session to take their learning further and encourage discussions at home about what they had done! A very valuable experience! Thank you!
It was amazing to watch children in my class, who find learning challenging at times, come alive during the workshop. They were motivated to learn and full of questions. I have had several children express an interest in finding out more about engineering as a result of Phil and his team working with us.
The fantastic thing about Phil and STEAM week was the creativity it unlocked in the children. It motivated them to find credible solutions to real world problems – trying to solve issues that will affect their futures.
The children were fully engaged in learning about gears and how to make a see saw. There was enough equipment to go around which really helped every child to get involved. The children were focussed and learnt a lot. There was a real buzz of learning in the room.
A fun, engaging, and highly interactive session. We all learnt a lot!
We’ve been thoroughly supported by you for the Greenpower – we literally couldn’t have done it without your advice and technical expertise. The staff and students involved have benefitted enormously and it is thanks to you that we have a viable car entry for Goodwood.
Thank you for all your efforts with us. We are getting very enthusiastic because of you; I think that’s a good thing!!!
Thomas came back beaming with enthusiasm on both days; a great success! It was pitched at just the right level.
I had the privilege of being allowed in the classroom on the first day and was really impressed by Phil’s approach; he treated the students as he would have treated adults – no assumptions about what they could or could not do, very friendly, but moving the training along at a fair pace.
I can’t thank you enough Phil for the enthusiasm, professionalism, and commitment you gave to our first Greenpower project. Your expertise and calm approach to helping students solve problems was really impressive. It made the difference in helping us reach our first Greenpower heat and successfully competing. It was such a good experience that we'd love to keep you on board for next year!
The inspirational topic was engaging for my Year 3 class from the start as they questioned Mr Edwards tirelessly about solutions to the problem of congestion. It was fantastic to see their ideas becoming more considered and advanced as the workshops moved them on in their thinking, challenging their ideas. We feel very lucky to have had your expertise and input in our sessions Phil. They are ready to take on the future!
On behalf of Cuckmere House, in particular the boys that you worked tirelessly with today, thank you so very much for your support. It was delightful to see our boys fully engaged and behaving so incredible well; this is in part due to your support and enthusiasm. Thank you very much for your initial input at the start of the day, during our assembly time. This was pitched extremely well and set the tone for the day.
A parent of a girl in Year 6 approached me to say how much her daughter had been inspired by your talk.
We are loving this project!
“I really enjoyed this; it made me realise that ideas one might have can sometimes become a reality”
“Researching which materials would be more sustainable and learning about current ways to travel”
“Researching and finding out about fuels and how they affect the environment”
“Looking at all the problems to do with congestion and working together to find a solution”
“Creating imaginative ideas in my team to change the environment and make the world better”
“The project helps you to think and plan which can help in other subjects”
My class have enjoyed the CAD workshop greatly and have had fun applying skills to a new subject. One child gave me a lovely thought, ‘I feel like I’m important because I’m using something which really clever people use to make planes’
“Learning about how factories make their processes more efficient with process maps”
“Learning about unnecessary waste in factory production and what the customer is paying for”
”Learning to use the CAD program, and create the parts”
”The assembly stage, because it was satisfying watching every part work together”
“Being able to construct/design a part very quickly”
“Animating the final assembly of the gearbox”
“Using the CAD software to create the gearbox”
“Learning how to do things in a way that you would never really think of”
“Learning different ways of approaching CAD”
Thank you so much for your contribution to the very successful event last Friday. It appears that we had over 500 visitors during the evening. I have heard back from some of the schools already and the response to the event and all the exhibitors was overwhelmingly positive.
…the KS2 children loved the talk about the electric bike. Phil engaged them with details of his upcoming world record attempt, and the questions the children had at the end were of a very high level, showing how interested and motivated they were by the visit.
You have really inspired the students and given them a wonderful perspective into a totally new career path. You made a very important contribution to the day and we are very grateful for your time, enthusiasm and expertise.
It looks like I found the right people straight away, just when I thought things couldn’t get more innovatively exciting (for our EV project). Thank you once again for your generosity with your time.
Phil is a true professional with a unique understanding of business processes. His people skills are excellent and he has the ability to connect at every level. He is sincere and his commitment to making a difference makes him worth working with.
It soon became clear that we needed more of your expertise in the area of production and project management than we had thought initially.
I am impressed by Phil’s honest, open and positive approach. I look forward to developing a close relationship with Phil and learning from him.
Innumerable small frustrations have been resolved and some important fundamental changes have been put in place. The end result is a company that knows where it is going and has an ongoing commitment to the principle of continuous improvement.
…the pressure to reduce costs and meet the ever-tightening budgets of customers led to their review. They’ve made important gains with limited investment, and have a much more visual process today that’s cut out a lot of administration and paper work.
The result, largely as a consequence of your leadership, is that we have a new product range ready to launch as planned, and most importantly with all the supporting functions in place.
The supplier analysis was managed effectively and within budget.
… a very clean and tidy build; it looks great (TTX-GP rider)
… nice job, it certainly looks the part (TTX-GP rider)
… Wow, that’s beautiful, a really tidy job (Electric bike designer and builder)
… a very professional job; nicely done (Motorcycle race mechanic and builder)
… nice to see one laid out so well, everything neat and accessible (Race mechanic)
That’s fantastic engineering.
It’s definitely the way things are going.
It’s the best looking bike here.
Not just the fastest but the best presented.
You should be really proud; it’s a beautiful bit of engineering
I was delighted to visit Weald Technology and to see the pioneering work that is being done right here, in the middle of Sussex. Phil is one of the people pushing forward the boundaries of electric vehicle technology and, as we so often see, the work done for racing machines becomes mainstream just a few years later. Phil’s understanding of the technology and his real personal commitment to make change happen, makes him a man to watch as the Green Growth agenda moves forward.
When Phil came in he was such a nice guy with so many good ideas that I was happy to support him through the project. I’m very glad he has done well and hope he goes on to do even better
I am delighted Phil has set a new UK record with his electric motorcycle. This shows the great potential of electric vehicles, not just in reducing carbon emissions but in terms of performance as well.
I am delighted that all the hard work put in by Phil has paid off. It was a great feeling to break the record and I am looking forward to working with him on new projects.
The bike’s fantastic, absolutely fascinating, and I wish you well.
Weald are pushing forward the boundaries of electric vehicle technology and, as we so often see, the work done for racing machines becomes mainstream just a few years later. They understand the technology and the commitment to make change happen makes them a team to watch as the green growth agenda moves forward.