Representatives from Hamworthy Heating encouraged young people to pursue the study of science, technology, engineering and maths by carrying out live boiler demonstrations at the Bournemouth and Poole College’s ‘Big Bang’ event on Monday July 7 and Tuesday July 8.

Held at the Bournemouth and Poole College’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) centre, the event aimed to inspire young people to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics by showcasing the wealth of opportunities the study of these subjects can lead to.

Being at the forefront of energy efficient commercial heating and hot water solutions, the Hamworthy Heating team allowed students a close up view of a boiler burner being fired up.

During the event staff from Hamworthy Heating met hundreds of Year 7 and 8 students from local schools to demonstrate gas boiler combustion and give advice about training and qualifications. The students had the opportunity to meet leading local employers in the engineering industry.

Hamworthy Heating design engineer Graham Nickless said: “Events like the Big Bang are undoubtedly one of the best ways to show young people the wide range of opportunities available to those with qualifications in science, technology, engineering and maths. It’s very exciting to think these students could eventually be part of the next generation committed to finding long term solutions to the environmental issues which will continue to affect them.”

The company’s attendance at the ‘Big Bang’ forms part of Hamworthy Heating’s commitment to young people in the local community. The firm also supports the Enterprise and Skills Challenge and the Young Enterprise employability programme.

For more information about Hamworthy Heating’s community projects and sustainable products, visit www.hamworthy-heating.com. Those with projects supporting skills development for young people who would to like to approach Hamworthy Heating for support are invited to email [email protected]