Worcester 2013

6th & 7th June 2013
Location: University of Worcester

On the 6 and 7 June 2013 over 400 school students from across Worcestershire and Herefordshire attended the event at the University of Worcester. 

The event kicked off with inspiring talks from Andrew Raingold, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group, the Worcester MP Robin Walker and Ahmed Goga, Head of Economic Development, Sustainability and Planning at Worcestershire County Council.

Students went on to attend a Dragons' Den-style workshop, exploring cutting edge green innovation, such as Jaguar Land Rover's liquid fuel solutions for vehicles and Tata Motors European Technical Centre's electric car.

Students also engaged their creative side and developed a fashion or food item of today into a product fit for 2025. They worked with enterprising businesses, including Waitrose and Traidcraft.

Other businesses, including Solar Solutions Malvern, Carillion and Npower, were amongst those working with students to improve the sustainability of a settlement’s energy use. And in the exhibitor hall students were able to seek advice on the wide range of job opportunities, including from Worcester Bosch, Lights for Learning and the University of Worcester.

Would-be journalists were given the chance to envisage what the headline news may be on 6 or 7 June, 2025, with Stephanie Preece, News Editor Worcester News, judging the entries. Winning entries came from Hanley Castle High School and The Hereford Academy. You can view the winners in our photo gallery.

We are pleased that the event was shortlisted for the Green Gown Awards

Feedback and photos from the event can be seen in the brochure below:



Event Map

University of Worcester, Riverside Building, 113 Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN