Grand opening in Poland
Nov 5th a Pop-up Newton classroom opened in Lodz University of Technology High School.
In cooperation with Boeing, FIRST Scandinavia brings the Newton Concept to Poland through the innovative format of «Pop-up Newton Room».
Representatives from Boeing, FIRST Scandinavia, the city council and Lodz university attended the opening ceremony on Nov 5th. The ceremony included speeches and a tour of the Pop-up Newton Room, led by Stian Elstad the managing director of FIRST Scandinavia.
He was proud to open the Pop-up Newton classroom in Poland. – We are so excited to be in Poland and Lodz now, just two weeks after the opening in Spain. This is the important first step to establish the Newton concept permanently in Poland.
Focus on aviation
For the next three weeks, a dedicated space at the Lodz University of Technology High School is fully equipped with materials focused on experiential learning as well as flight simulators.
There are two programs a day, with 24 students per session. During the half-day program, the students will create a flight plan and fly in simulators. The educational program is called «Up in the air with numbers».
The purpose is to provide students aged from 13 to 16 the opportunity to explore, use high-quality equipment, collaborate, discuss and have fun with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
– We could not have asked for a better partnership than we are having with Lodz Technical University High School and Boeing. The program for the next three weeks is already fully booked, meaning that more than 600 young students will get a great learning experience, Stian Elstad said.
Vice-President Boeing Digital Solutions & Analytics Poland, Rafal Stepnowski was also present at the event.
– We are very glad that, within only a few days, all available slots were reserved by local schools who want to seize this opportunity. As Boeing’s presence in Poland is growing, our participation to the Newton project aims at inspiring the young Polish generation to join the aviation industry. Considering the success of the Newton experience in Lodz, I am confident that we will be able to extend it to other Polish cities, said Rafal Stepnowski in the joint pressrelease from Boeing and FIRST Scandinavia.
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Present at the opening ceremony in Lodz was also Mr. Marcin Gołaszewski -the president of the City Council, and Mr. Ireneusz Zbiciński-the vice-rector of Lodz Technical University.
Read more about the Newton Concept
Pictures from the opening day: