Highlights: October

highlights october


Since the schools returned in September, Primary Engineer have been out on the road delivering training to teachers across the UK, from Hampshire to Fife and many in-between. In addition to returning to our favourite haunts, we were delighted to work with new industry partners across the country.  Mitsubishi Electric (West Lothian), Caterpillar UK (Leicestershire) and Qinetiq (Hampshire)
all hosted Primary Engineer training
events for the first time, and all a roaring success. Hosting training sessions in industry settings remains a key part of the programme wherever possible and is inspirational for the attending teachers to see what engineering really looks like! 

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Upcoming training:

4th & 18th November 2015 – Ashington, Northumberland

11th November 2015 – MOD, Bristol

17th & 18th November 2015 – Primary Engineer HQ, Burnley

27th November 2015 – Forth Valley College, Falkirk

12th January 2016 – Hampshire – Early Years Engineer

27th January 2016 – Workshop

9th February 2016 – Newark

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Primary Engineer are pleased to announce that we are working with Parker Hannifin, particularly in the North East of England, to support schools through the Primary Engineer Programmes. Operating for almost 50 years in the UK, Parker Hannifin are globally recognised in motion and control technologies. In addition to offering us the use of their venue in the North East, Derek Turnbull, General Manager DH Filtration & Separation Division, has kindly agreed to join the Primary Engineer North East Steering Group. This group comprises key industry and education contacts in the region – tasked with driving school engagement with the Primary Engineer
Programmes. Parker are already proactive in combatting the shortage of emerging engineering talent in the
UK and Primary Engineer are looking forward to working closely with them in the future.



On 19th October 2015, 33 teachers from 16 East Ayrshire schools took part in the Primary Engineer 3D Printing Course. Feedback from the teachers was fantastic as ever, with all keen to go back to the classroom and run this project with the children. The 3D Printing course has been developed to follow on from the Primary

Engineer Structures and Mechanisms courses, encouraging the children to use their engineering skills in a new context. As 3D printing becomes increasingly mainstream, and with its potential applications so varied, it’s
reasonable to expect that it will be an essential skill for these children in their future careers! Back at Primary Engineer HQ, we’re looking forward to seeing (and holding!) the results of this project in the New Year.


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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

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