We are looking for Engineers and STEM Ambassadors who can volunteer to support our Primary Engineer and Secondary Engineer programs that aims to make engineering fun and exciting for 3 to 18 year olds
What is Primary Engineer?
Primary Engineer is a non-profit organisation that runs a range of engineering-based courses. For children aged 5-13 they have developed engineering projects that are linked to the national curriculum. Primary Engineer involves building a shoebox vehicle and an electric vehicle aimed at primary schools. Secondary Engineer involves building a fluid power model based on hydraulics and pneumatics and aimed at secondary schools.
Engineering companies and councils across the UK fund to cover the costs of training teachers on how to run these projects in the classroom and the associated classroom kits. We are seeking volunteers to help the teachers at the following events:
Tuesday 6th November – Primary Engineer Event – Peterborough area – held at iMET in Huntingdon
Wednesday 7th November – Secondary Engineer Event – Peterborough area – held at iMET in Huntingdon
Wednesday 28th November – Primary Engineer Event – Coventry area – held at Schneider Electric
Thursday 6th December – Primary Engineer Event – Norwich area – held at Hethel Engineering Centre
What would your involvement be if you choose to volunteer?
- Participation in a Primary Engineer or Secondary Engineer event . You will be matched with a teacher and will jointly learn the projects together
- Depending on the time you can off, circa 4 x 2 hour sessions in the classroom during the school year to assist the teacher when running the project with the children (the timing of these sessions differs by school so you will need to organize jointly with your teacher)
- Participation in the celebration event at the end of the school year (if you wish to)
How do you register your interest?
- If you would like to register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“I have found the Primary Engineer program with my local Primary School an extremely enjoyable and rewarding experience. The project is easy to do with all the materials and training provided. The children thoroughly enjoy it and get pleasure from building the cars themselves. I was really pleased when several came up to me at the end of our sessions and thanked me for my help and said they would now considering engineering as a career” – Dawn Sharp, Senior Program Engineer