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IoR brings fridge fun to schools

UK: The Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) is encouraging schools to get involved in its Fantastic Fridges online resource explaining the science behind refrigeration and air conditioning.  

Designed for schools to use with content linked to national curriculum areas, the Fantastic Fridges website allows schools to teach practical science as part of their Gatsby targets and to get closer to industry by using real life examples. 

In addition, they could win prizes worth £5,000 in the free-to-enter Cool for School competition, which challenges Key Stage 3 students (11 to 14-year olds) to come up with an experiment related to the fields of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps. 

The competition is described as a fun and interactive way to introduce the science of refrigeration to students while drawing on their maths, technical and engineering skills as well as their creativity.

Sam Buckell from the Women in RACHP network, a supporter of the Cool for Schools competition, said: “As so often discovered, people have joined our industry because they were aware of it because of a relative or family friend. People just don’t hear about us at schools. The more fun activities that we can highlight to young people the better. And I think that through schools is really one of the most direct ways initially that we can do this.”

Further information here.

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