Fernox invites students to its Woking HQ


Fernox invited a group of local primary school children to its R&D headquarters in Woking for a STEM exploration day.

STEM education is designed to demonstrate the real-life applications of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This is through hands-on learning, and teaches students critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.

In the labs where Fernox designs and tests its water treatment products, the children got to see chemistry, physics and engineering in action.

The day began with an interactive chemistry session and an egg competition based around engineering. The children then moved on to a lesson about magnets and forces, with members of the Fernox team demonstrating the principles of water filtration using magnets.

Finally, there was a robotics project using the lab’s 3D printer programme. Using this technology, the group created 3D robots, which they named and took back to school.

Francine Wickham, global marketing director at Fernox, said: “We were delighted to welcome our local community school into the labs for a fun, interactive day of discovery.

“We were thrilled to have such a lively and inquisitive group of children attend and we hope we encouraged them to think about science as something they would like to study more in the future and maybe even consider careers in STEM-related fields.”

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