We are developing a close partnership with the municipality of Finspang, a small industrial town some 200km from Stockholm. A number of visits have already taken place between students, teachers and leaders of education. Finspang’s main employer is Siemens and this along with smaller industries helps to shape the educational landscape. Equally the local university of Linköping is active in working with local schools.

During the next few months Simon Balle will be working with Birchwood High (Bishops Stortford) and the engineering department of Herts Regional College, to develop a programme with educators in Finspang, which will add value and provide many learning opportunities for staff and students alike.