Gravity Smart Campus is proud to have partnered with Bridgwater United FC and Community Sports Trust in launching the Gravity Sphero provision using Sphero Sports Robots, an innovative STEM education tool.
The launch event which was well attended by local schools, learning trusts, local and county councillors, charitable organisations, and local media who heard on the significant importance of this project from guest speakers Martin Bellamy (Chairman and CEO of Gravity), Andy Berry (Principal of Bridgwater & Taunton College), Adam Murry (CEO of BUFC) and Matt Mead (Sphero Sports).
Gravity’s commitment to our Clean & Inclusive Growth, stimulating transformational change and enabling a new era of clean growth to create opportunities for local communities and business, is core to the success of the development.
Through implementing our Environmental and Social Governance policy, the Gravity team are focused on creating social value locally. The Gravity Sphero project launch marks the next step in our work, offering an innovative way for children and young people in the local area to learn coding and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) skills, supporting the delivery of the national curriculum
Uniting Football, Robotics and Educational STEM activities, inspires hands-on fun learning through practical football-based coding games with interactive and engaging programming activities, to teach key transferable and digital skills, already enjoyed by 40,000 educators and 3.5 million users worldwide.
Gravity and Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust have formed a partnership to give schools and young people the chance to join this fantastic and engaging movement.
Claire Pearce, Director for Planning and Economic Development at Gravity commented “The Gravity team is focused on generating genuine social value to make a real difference localy, supporting young people to strengthen personal resilience and inspiring them about future careers.
Looking ahead, the campus will host high-tech companies and new jobs so we must look ahead to how we can build a local talent pipeline to access those opportunities. We therefore need to promote STEM to help prepare students for the opportunities ahead and to provide them with the tools and skills to thrive and succeed.
We are delighted to support the Gravity sphero project and launch a new learning through play initiative with Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust. This is an important step towards growing a local workforce at Gravity – with our young people at its heart”
Commenting on this partnership Sarah Murry, Bridgwater United CST added “Since our first meeting with Gravity they have been a great supporter of the Trust as our visions for community partnership completely align. The synergy between the two organisations is very strong and we are delighted that with their support we can revolutionise the STEM education and play offering to children and young people in Bridgwater.”
Gravity is proud to enable Bridgwater United FC to become the only UK Non-League football club and the only club in the South-West Region to offer this innovative STEM programme.
This exciting new project, combines innovative technologies and sport to combat the recognised international shortage of STEM skills and young people going into STEM Careers – the STEM Gap.