The Reece Group
Through the Reece Foundation we aim to increase the long term and sustainable prosperity of the North East of England primarily through the promotion of engineering and manufacturing.
The Reece Group is a North East based family owned Engineering group. Our operating businsses provide products and services across the globe in the defence, oil and gas, nuclear, rail, subsea, food processing and road construction markets.
The Reece Group strives to be a responsible employer that values its workforce as a key asset of the business. We recognise that the success of the organisation is based on the positive involvement and commitment of each and every one of our employees, which is why they are at the heart of everything we do.
We believe it's important to support worthwhile causes in the community and we work with and support charities and organisations in the local area, as well as national and international causes.
Through the Reece Foundation we aim to increase the long term and sustainable prosperity of the North East of England primarily through the promotion of engineering and manufacturing. In particular we focus on the improvement of education in engineering and related scientific and mathematical subjects, training in engineering skills and the development of employment opportunities.
What will they be exhibiting:
Welding with chocolate is a fun, hands-on activity exploring welding principles and mechanical testing and is used to enthuse school children about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. It is generally suitable for children from reception (4 years of age) up to lower secondary (14 years of age) but can be tailored to suit older children as well.
Basic welding principles are demonstrated using a heat source of hot water in a glass bottle and chocolate bars as material. The children weld 4 bard together to make a small box girder bridge. The bridges are then destructively tested by adding weights to their mid-span and compared against the strength of a single bar. Basic technical principles related to welding, testing and construction are presented and discussed throughout the sessions. The children are always amazed at the strength of the chocolate bridges!