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    Our Vision Primary Engineer
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    Making Engineers for the Future

Scottish Learning Festival 2015

23-24 September SECC, Glasgow


On 23-24th September, Primary Engineer and The Leaders Award took part in the Scottish Learning Festival Exhibition at SECC, Glasgow. Joining over 150 exhibitors and 4000+ delegates, this was a fantastic opportunity to talk to our colleagues in education from across Scotland and beyond!

We were very pleased that pupils from Strathmiglo Primary School and Aberdour Primary School were happy to lend us some examples of their work to display throughout the exhibition; they were a hit with all the delegates, who were keen to find about more about the programmes and how their schools could get involved!

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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!

With thanks



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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