Think Air Partners with Kier to drive STEM outreach program

South Wales-based tech start-up Think Air has partnered with Kier Western & Wales, to bring the brand’s STEM programme to schools across South Wales.  

The new partnership will see Kier adopt Think Air’s TASK (Think Air School Kit) to bring STEM education to both primary and secondary schools across South Wales as part of their CSR mission. 


Following a successful pilot at Fitzalan High School in Cardiff, the programme will use TASK to help pupils from Kier’s nominated schools gain transferrable STEM skills, while also developing valuable digital literacy skills. 




The UK’s first air quality activity kit designed for children and teenagers, TASK was pioneered by Think Air’s Director of R&D, and Swansea University Professor Emeritus, Professor Paul Lewis, along with Think Air’s Technical Director, Sam Lewis. 

It was launched at No 10 Downing Street in May 2021 as part of the UK Government’s Together for Our Planet campaign and is today helping sustainability-focused businesses to enhance their CSR, while also inspiring the next generation.

With a focus on learning by doing, TASK’s interactive experiences help develop STEM skills while also raising awareness of air pollution and the environment – areas that Kier are committed to driving change, especially among the next generation. 

With interactive learning at the core, TASK will help Kier to deliver hands-on experiments that develop basic coding, research, and analytical skills. It will also help raise awareness of air pollution, while also encouraging pupils to discover ways to make classrooms, schools, and home environments healthier and more sustainable. 

TASK’s platform has also been designed to ensure that knowledge is transferable to higher learning and activities beyond the classroom.



Speaking of the new partnership, Think Air’s Head of Business Development, Rebecca Hemming, said: 

“I’m so pleased that Kier have chosen to use our Think Air for School Kit to deliver their STEM Learning sessions in schools across South Wales. Their CSR fully embraces an approach to leaving a legacy and creating awareness of the different roles STEM learning will lead them to in later life. 

“It’s been a pleasure working with the team at Kier, and as a Fitzalan alumni I know first-hand how fantastic a school it is – so it was extra special to visit and be part of their STEM club, and to meet their future scientists and engineers.” 

Ian Rees, Area Manager, Kier Construction adds:

“We are delighted to team up with Think Air and Fitzalan High School to launch a fun and innovative STEM Kit. The kits are built using building blocks and measure air quality, temperature, humidity, light and sound. They will be used for primary and secondary year students as part of their STEM clubs and engagement.

“We are currently onsite building the new £64m school in Cardiff, and as part of the 21st Century Schools Framework we are engaging with the existing school and local schools. 

“Students have enjoyed site visits and been involved with the design process for their new school and have come up with some great ideas. It’s wonderful to see how a construction project can provide so many opportunities to learn and inspire young people on their career journeys of the future.”

To find out how Think Air can help drive your CSR ambitions through STEM environmental learning, get in touch with us via info@thinkair.co.uk


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