The EBP provides a variety of opportunities for Primary and secondary aged pupils. The aim of our work is to broaden horizons, build confidence, inspire minds and develop the skills they will need now and for future success.

Many of our projects help to support students in raising their aspirations and levels of achievement. Much of our work has an enterprise theme to allow students to gain work-related skills and develop their understanding of the world of work.

Please contact  Clare Bryan on 01522 574174 to discuss your needs.

SPARK Festival 2017

Lincoln Cathedral - Friday 5th May 2017

09.30 am to 12.00 pm session

12.30 pm to 15.00 pm session

Spark Engineering Festival 2017 will show the world what Lincolnshire has to offer. This year our theme is 'Back to the Future'.

Set in the inspiring surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral, itself an incredible feat of medieval engineering, the Festival will engage, excite, and inform each and every visitor.

With hands-on activities for all ages, displays of the latest in local technology, access to experienced engineering professionals from local businesses, along with exhibits and tours of our rich engineering heritage, visitors will gain a practical appreciation of the role of engineering in society and business, how science and technology are impacting our lives.

Local businesses, Colleges and Universities will be supporting this event to engage and inspire young people to study engineering by demonstrating the scope and variety of local employment and the many routes to a career in engineering. The half-day sessions will be suitable for year 6 pupils in primary school, and open to all year groups within secondary school, the activities are limited to 10 students per group this is to ensure all students have a hands-on experience.

If you would like to book some places for your students then please complete the registration form and email back to Sophie Parkinson by 10th March 2017

If you would just like to visit the Festival during the day, there is no cap or maximum number of students to attend.

Lincolnshire Show Schools’ Challenge

The EBP has been coordinating the Lincolnshire Show Schools’ Challenge for the past 10 years with young people across the county getting the chance to showcase their abilities and compete to become champions in their school category.

The Schools' Challenge is available to primary, secondary and special schools and allows teams of students to work on a food, farming, or sustainable focused challenge before attending the Lincolnshire Show to present their challenge findings to a panel of experts while competing for the title of Schools’ Challenge champions.

The  2017 Lincolnshire Show is taking place on 21st and 22nd June. 

Please see attachments for details:

The deadline for entries is Friday 31st March 2017. 

For more information, please contact Clare Bryan on 01522 574174 or

Edina Trust Grants  

The Edina Trust is providing Lincolnshire schools with science grants for a further two years. These grants can be used to help your prepare your entry to the Lincolnshire Show Schools' Challenge. If you are a primary school or a special school in Lincolnshire you are eligible to receive a £500 non-competitive grant for science, if you are an infant or junior school the grant is £250 and if you are a nursery a one-off grant of £350 is available.

You can apply for the grant to cover a range of resources such as science equipment, science visits, science weeks, grounds for science, science subscriptions and gardening resources (limited to £350 of £500).

The application process is straight forward and quick. Your local Edina Consultant, Jane Banham, can provide support including examples of successful applications and help with writing yours. Please contact her at

Less than 50% of schools accessed this funding last year - make sure your school doesn’t miss out!

K’NEX Challenge

The K'NEX annual challenge is run in primary schools throughout Lincolnshire and Rutland with the help of our STEM Ambassadors. The overall aim of the challenge is to introduce students to the exciting world of engineering and technology through practical challenges that teach skills essential for progression within STEM subjects.

For more information, please contact Clare Bryan on 01522 574174 or email

Partners in Reading & Partners in Maths 

Good levels of literacy and numeracy are key for the future academic and professional success of a young person. The Partners in Reading Scheme aims to support pupils’ literacy skills whilst at the same time bring them into contact with volunteers from the world of work. Partners in Maths builds confidence in numeracy and a good understanding of numbers for future academic and professional success.

Volunteers provide free reading and numeracy support to a pupil or small group of pupils from reception to year 6 (aged 4 to 11 years old). Volunteers will be involved in reading/numeracy activities for one hour per week for 12 weeks at a local primary school.

For more information, please contact Clare Bryan on 01522 574174 or email

Partners in Reading and Partners in Maths are financially supported by Lincolnshire Co-operative Ltd. 

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