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Primary Engineer – Caterpillar UK

On the 22nd September 2015, teachers from five primary schools in Leicestershire attended a Primary Engineer training event at Caterpillar, supported by Redmoor Academy.

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Primary Engineer training events give teachers the skills, resources and confidence to lead a practical STEM project with a whole class of children. Through training the teachers, Primary Engineer can have a lasting impact within the school as more children partake in the projects year on year - allowing them to widen their career aspirations through engaging with STEM.

Supporting the teachers on the training day were engineers from Caterpillar, all of whom have now linked to a school and will continue to support the teachers as they carry out the Primary Engineer project in the classroom. An engineering presence in the classroom not only provides the children with great stories and expert knowledge; it also raises the profile of engineering as a career option.

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Developing the relationship between education and industry is an essential part of any STEM initiative. This relationship provides schools with the opportunity to explore STEM themes in real-world contexts and also allows teaching professionals to better understand the educational demands of industry, shaping their practice accordingly.

All the teachers attending the training couldn’t wait to take their newfound skills back to the classroom, and we’re very excited to see the outcomes when they return with teams of children to take part in a celebration event in 2016.

Primary Engineer and Babcock International celebrate 100 Years of Engineering Excellence

On Friday 5th June 2015 Babcock collaborated with Primary Engineer Programmes to celebrate 100 years of engineering excellence through a Regional Final event at Rosyth Dockyard. 13 schools brought 65 children to showcase their fantastic vehicle designs, all soundly underpinned by engineering principles.


Susan Scurlock, CEO of Primary Engineer and Dr. Peter Hughes OBE, Chairman of the Advisory Board, presented certificates of participation and Archie Bethel CBE, Chief Executive of the Marine and Technology Division at Babcock, presented the magnificent Babcock-designed winner and runner-up trophies.

Primary Engineer continue to be amazed by the creativity of the pupils, keep up the good work!

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Our Vision and Key Programmes

Primary Engineer is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2005. Our aim is to encourage young people to consider careers in STEM related professions.

We believe that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are key subjects in securing positive opportunities and career paths for future generations, and that this begins in Primary school.

'STEM by stealth' was coined by a teacher after attending a Primary Engineer course. It summarises our work exactly: practically applying Mathematics and Science to design and make activities, leaving both children and teachers inspired. Our work is supported by industry, education and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Our Vision
Our vision is that children, both girls and boys, will aspire to become designers and makers from a very early age. The engineers of the future.

What do Primary Engineer offer?
We offer Primary schools a way to deliver practical Mathematics and Science to Design Technology activities. The class projects are aimed at each year group, mapped to the curriculum, and designed to inspire and enthuse. Programmes include teacher training, interactive and paper-based resources, and regional and national competitions. All projects are linked to practicing engineers to provide a real-world context to the project. Find out more

News Flash!

Profeng Lecture Series

The Profeng Group are very pleased with the programme of Profeng Lectures this year. The first lecture will be held on Monday 15 th June and will feature three speakers from Abertay University who will discuss ‘Computer interactive visualisation’, ‘Cyber attacks’ and ‘Games engineering’

Find out more here

Latest News

UCL Engineering partners with Primary Engineer to bring the London Special Leaders Awards to schools in the Capital

UCL Engineering and Primary Engineer Programmes are excited to announce that they have entered into a partnership to bring the London Special Leaders Award to the Primary and Secondary Schools of the nation’s capital as part of a wider programme to change attitudes to careers in engineering and other STEM professions by inspiring children from an early age, transforming the teaching of STEM, and building relationships between schools and industry.

Read the full story.here

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