Celebrating the Joy of Engineering with Primary School Pupils!

10th April 2024

Primary Engineer recently kicked off their first celebration event for this academic year here with us in North East England.

Imagine a morning filled with “organised chaos and fun” where students get to chat with industry professionals about the models they’ve built.

We continue to support the Primary Engineer Programmes so that they can provide STEM-based professional development for 2 teachers in a school, allow pupils to build and test their own models while getting to interact with engineering professionals in class, as well as attending a joint school event as they celebrate their achievements at the end of the programme.

The celebration event was a chance for pupils and teachers to showcase their amazing engineering achievements. It’s all about recognising the incredible effort put in by both pupils and teachers.

Anne Reece, Chair of the Reece Foundation said:

“It’s great to see our funding support programmes with strong links to engineers and the industries they work in, providing an opportunity for both pupils and teachers to expand their knowledge of careers, career paths and opportunities. ​This celebration event is a fantastic reminder of why we exist. We support the long term, sustainable prosperity of the North East through the promotion of engineering and manufacturing, to make a difference to the North East region and have a positive impact on people’s lives.”

Primary Engineer have developed an engineering curriculum that spans Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Further Education institutions. Its core aims include the development of children and young people through engagement with engineering, the promotion of engineering careers through inspiring programmes and competitions, the development of engineering skills for teachers and practitioners addressing the inequalities in engineering.​

Pupils take part in the Primary Engineer event held at the University of Sunderland’s CitySpace Picture: DAVID WOOD

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