Excited Child Playing with Robot


The VEX Robotics tasks engaged and enthused all of the students participating and has given a great insight into the endless possibilities for our STEM clubs this year. Feedback about the event was very positive and I am extremely grateful for inspiring us all.

We are currently looking at an offer to have an F1 in schools team and would appreciate any further guidance you can provide.

– Andy Lawton
King James Academy
STEM Co-Ordinator


I would like to thank Go Ahead Training for supporting the STEM Event at North Durham Academy on the 2nd October 2015.

The feedback from the Students, Staff and Senior Management Team was extremely positive and all in all it was a very successful day for everyone involved. The support of local organisations and employers for this type of event is so important to the future success of our young County Durham people and really appreciated .
Thank you for arranging the workshop and please pass on my thanks to your colleagues for all their hard work.

– Linda Fluke
Business and Learning Officer

Smiling Girl
Robot Angle


I’d just like to thank Go Ahead Training for coming along last Friday to our STEM event. I hope you found the event to be interesting, discussing the mechanics of your robots with our students. I know that the pupils really enjoyed the day and some have even changed their potential employment avenues since the event.

 – Aaron Bourne
Teacher of Chemistry/Science
North Durham Academy


A very big thanks to Go Ahead Training and all involved in the Ingenious Darlington event, it just gets better and better each year.

The pupils really enjoyed the Crumble programming (I have since bought one myself to have a play with) and the VEX robots as well.

The pupils had a fantastic day and I think it really met the brief of promoting the virtues of an Engineering career. An Engineer explaining the opportunities in engineering and the importance of good grades in the STEM subjects after fun activities has much more impact than I can ever have.
– Mark Tinkler

Parkside Sports Hall


I just wanted to pass on my thanks and appreciation again to you and your
team for your participation in yesterday’s event which went fantastically well.
Also one of the best comments of the day came from a group of girls at
DSMS, as we are trying to encourage more young women into STEM.
They said “Mike in the pink shirt with the robots is the coolest teacher
we’ve ever met”, so if you could pass that on, it would be much

– Owen McAteer
Foundation for Jobs Coordinator


The confidence, skills, and enjoyment that the children got from the day was fantastic. Elements of computing, problem solving & logic, technology, and numeracy as well as teamwork – what more could I ask for!
Thanks for a superb morning.
– A Wright
Silver Tree Primary School

Parkside Sports Hall

Thanks very much for supporting the event last night.

We were really pleased with how it went, there was a great buzz, thanks in no small part to the contribution of Go Ahead Training.

– Andrew Calder
Darlington College

Excellent promotion of VEX and the work we complete with Go Ahead Training 😀. Thanks!”

– Jonathan Turner
Product Design Teacher
High Tunstall