Gomer Junior’s application for a new grant via the  Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been successful. This is wonderful news ahead of the opening of the GFM Gosport STEM centre tomorrow – an ideal platform for STEM development in Gosport. The Pathways to Discovery pilot is to help schools teaching children aged 7 – 11 develop innovative approaches to discovering pathways to STEM careers. We are well placed to enhance our curriculum and won the EBP Amazing School Award for Careers Education in November 2018.

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is the key interface and lead for economic development organisation in the Solent – an economy stretching from Hayling Island in the east to the border with Dorset in the west. It is a partnership organisation between the business, education and local authorities, all of whom are actively working
together to secure a more prosperous and sustainable future for the Solent area. The LEP is passionate about ensuring that young people have access to exceptional careers
information advice and guidance that is directly relevant to the local specialisms now, and in the future, so that all can prosper.

With this in mind, the Solent LEP has awarded us one of their four Pathways to Discovery funds. Any school could apply and we are delighted that our application has been successful – we will receive all the money we bid for – £4750. We are delighted that other neighbouring and local schools have been successful because the GFM is passionate about STEM opportunities for all in our local community. In our opinion, the more schools that engage with STEM education the better. Part of the project requires schools to share best practice to help others – we think this is very important as collaboration enables us to learn more and enhance opportunities for our young people.
Go Gomer!