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IOR launches schools competition and expanded Fantastic Fridges website

Cool for School will seek to get Key Stage 3 pupils involved in refrigeration experiments

The IOR has unveiled two new sections to its Fantastic Fridges schools website, designed to introduce young people to the practical science behind refrigeration technologies and help them to understand the contribution that RACHP makes to modern life as well as to introduce them to the career opportunities available.

The site features age-appropriate sections for each school key stage with information, experiment suggestions and interactive games.

The information covers a range of information, such as the basic physics of refrigerators and how the sector can help tackle today’s big issues, including global warming.

A new section dedicated to careers features profiles, quizzes and information about the new apprenticeship training and employers.

At the same time, the IOR is launching a schools competition which aims to challenge Key Stage 3 students to explore the science, technology, engineering and mathematical principles that underlie refrigeration processes, and come up with a video of simple experiment or presentation to demonstrate one of these.

The Cool for School competition has a top prize of £2,000 worth of science kit for the winning team’s school. Further information on the competition and how to take part is available on the Fantastic Fridges website.

Prizes and support have been offered by a range of cooling businesses: FJB Systems, 3CL, Airmaster, Ellis Training Works, Haier, Integral, J&E Hall, JD Cooling, Sure Solutions, Star Refrigeration, Arctic Circle, CRT, GEA, and Bitzer.

Miriam Rodway, CEO of the Institute of Refrigeration said: “We are keen to show students at an early stage how interesting and vital our industry is, and that cooling is part of what keeps our world going. This website is also a great chance for us to showcase the fantastic job opportunities our industry offers and that it can provide long and fulfilling careers with great potential.”



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