UK: The institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has been busy developing the new Fantastic Fridges website which will be all set to launch this spring.
The IOR first developed the Fantastic Fridges website in 1999 providing information for 11-14 year olds in order to support topics such as geography, history, science and the environment using refrigeration as an example, and was successfully promoted to over 5,000 schools around the country.
The aim of the new site will be to raise the IOR's profile and engage with teachers of science, environment and technology topics via social media, careers fairs and publications, promoting the value of refrigeration technologies to society, and encourage young people to consider the vast number of career opportunities the industry has to offer.
The new site having undergone a complete makeover will initially be targeted at young learners and include educational material, quiz's and interactive games featuring the site's new character Freddie the Fridge, and allow users to share their experiences with popular social media sites such as Facebook, in order to encourage user interaction.
Following the initial launch of the young learners section, the site will develop further to take in the science behind refrigeration and feature more advanced topics such as heat pump technology to engage with vocational education students and technicians wanting to learn more.
In anticipation of the launch of the new website the IOR has set up a Fantastic Fridges Facebook page and would welcome both members and non-members in fact anyone in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump community to support this exciting new initiative by the IOR and share this post to your piers and more so your kids, and get them to like, join or post fun stuff.
You can access the Fantastic Fridges Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fantasticfridges
About the IOR
The Institute of Refrigeration is a charity and professional institute representing those specialising in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry at all levels (technicians, researchers, end users, manufacturers etc). There are around 3,000 individual members, and the institute has good contacts with the 5000+ companies in the sector.