The Work-wise Foundation 2023 Impact Report: Empowering Futures

Happy New Year! As we bid farewell to 2023, The Work-wise Foundation is thrilled to reflect on a year filled with accomplishments and growth. Join us as we celebrate the impact we've had on individuals, employers, and educators in South Yorkshire through our annual Impact Report. Read the full report here: Impact Report 2023 (

Here are a few of our highlights...

Continued Partnership with Vulcan to the Sky Trust:

One of our proudest achievements was the continuation of our partnership with Vulcan to the Sky Trust. Together, we delivered educational projects that ignited curiosity and passion for learning in countless young minds. This collaboration exemplifies our commitment to fostering innovative educational initiatives.

13th Annual Get Up to Speed Event at Magna:

The highlight of our events calendar was undoubtedly the 13th annual Get Up to Speed event held at Magna Science Adventure Centre. Welcoming over 5000 attendees, this gathering aimed to inspire young individuals to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maanufacturing (STEM). It was a day filled with excitement, engagement, and the promise of a bright future in STEM fields.

4th Annual North Star Science School at Gulliver’s Valley:

In collaboration with Wellnorth Enterprises and with the support of 16 local organisations, we hosted the 4th annual North Star Science School at Gulliver’s Valley in Rotherham. This unique event brought together nine schools with nine local business to deliver co-created workshops to around 500 attendees. We aim to fostering hands-on learning experiences that showcased the real-world applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Manufacturing/Mathematics (STEAM).

Skills Street Partnership:

We proudly joined forces with Skills Street, an immersive and innovative careers training experience which is quickly taking shape on the site of Gulliver's Valley in Rotherham. Designed to inspire and inform individuals of all ages in the South Yorkshire region. This partnership aligns with our mission to provide impactful and engaging learning opportunities that shape the workforce of tomorrow.

13th Consecutive Summer Academy:

Our Summer Academy, now in its 13th year, continued to empower young people aged 14-18. The program provided valuable insights, skills, and mentorship opportunities, equipping participants with the tools they need to thrive in the ever-evolving world of STEM.

STEMFest Days for Primary Schools:

Witnessing the spark of inspiration in the eyes of children as young as four is a testament to the success of our STEMFest days for primary schools. These initiatives expose young minds to the wonders of STEM, laying the foundation for a future generation of innovators, engineers, and scientists.

As you explore the numbers in our report, you'll find a myriad of programs and partnerships that demonstrate our commitment to making a lasting impact. While we can't delve into every detail, one thing is clear – our team is growing, evolving, and poised for even greater achievements in 2024.

Whether you're an individual seeking development, an employer looking to engage, or an educator eager to collaborate, we invite you to reach out. The Work-wise Foundation is here to connect, inspire, and shape the future of South Yorkshire through the transformative power of STEM education.

As we step into 2024, we're excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. Join us on this journey, and let's continue to build a future where every individual has the tools to thrive in the dynamic world of work. Together, we can unlock limitless potential and create a workforce that drives innovation and progress.