WHS Plastics have been operating as family run company since 1933 and they specialise in cutting-edge injection moulding processes. The course starts early on Friday morning with an introduction to the company and tours of the site.  After lunch we will look at how you can make your polymer teaching more engaging with a series of talks and practicals linking to the curriculum. The second day will feature more information to boost your subject knowledge and an important session, led by a practicing teacher, on how you can use the information from the course in your lessons. 

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What is covered on the course?

Day 1 - Friday
0915                   Arrival at WHS Plastics and refreshments
0930                   Welcome and introductions
0945                   WHS Plastics – who we are and what we do
1015                   Comfort break
1030                   Company Tours
1300                   Lunch
1400                   Introduction to polymers – structure, properties and processing
1530                   Break
1545                   Applications of polymers
1630                  Depart to hotel, check in and get settled
1900                   Conference dinner

Day 2 - Saturday
0900                   Travel back to WHS Plastics
0930                   Introduction to day 2
0945                   Structure, properties and processing practical
1130                   Break
1145                   Polymers and the environment
1230                   Lunch
1315                   How you can use what you have learnt
1445                   Feedback discussion
1500                   Course closes and depart

Where will the course be held?

Both days of the course will be based at WHS Plastics, with overnight accommodation provided in a nearby hotel.

WHS Plastics Limited
Water Orton Lane, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, B76 9BG.
You can find out more about the company at www.whs-plastics.com.

After the formal sessions have concluded we will move across to the hotel where we have arranged dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation.  If you are feeling really keen you might want to bring your swimming costume or gym kit as you will have use of the hotel’s leisure facilities.

The Lea Marston Hotel
Haunch Lane, Lea Marston, Sutton Coldfield, B76 0BY
You can find out more about the hotel at www.leamarstonhotel.co.uk and the telephone number of the hotel is 01675 470468.

All refreshments and meals will be provided so please let us know of any dietary requirements if you have not already done so.

If you are travelling by public transport we will store your bags securely throughout the day.

What about travel arrangements?

We have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to get to and from the course using public transport.  The WHS Plastics site is 3.3 miles away from Coleshill Parkway railway station which is located on the line that runs between Birmingham and Leicester.  For those travelling by public transport we will arrange your transfer to and from the hotel and from the site back to Coleshill Parkway once the course has finished.

If you would prefer to travel by car there is plenty of car parking available at the WHS Plastics site, though we accept no responsibility for any loss, theft or damage to your vehicle or its contents during the course.


Registration for the 2024 Tour will open in due course.