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Beacon Rail partner with Primary Engineer again to help bring engineering into classrooms across London.

We are thrilled to announce that Beacon Rail have partnered with us for another year to help deliver our Rail Project to schools across London. The Rail Project provides both Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 teachers and pupils with creative, practical projects using rail engineering as the vehicle. This funding allows us to train 10 more schools as well as providing 5 continuation kits for schools who took part last year, allowing them to take even more pupils through the programme.

Adam Cunliffe, CEO of Beacon Rail, said: “We are again delighted to work with Primary Engineer and connect with schools across the London area, where our London office is based.  The rail industry offers multiple engineering disciplines and has an ever-increasing role to play in a sustainable transport network for both passengers and freight.  As a business we are keen to inspire pupils in STEM subjects and introduce them to the wide range of engineering opportunities within the rail industry and wider society.” 

Chris Rochester, UK Director at Primary Engineer, said: “It is wonderful to be continuing our partnership with Beacon Rail to enable more schools in London to be able to do the Primary Engineer Rail Project and for pupils to develop skills and to have opportunities to understand more about the rail sector through the cross-curricular projects delivered by their teachers. By having Beacon Rail engineering professionals as part of the project, pupils will have the chance to meet and work with engineering professionals and to not only be inspired but to be able to start to identify themselves with engineering and the opportunities that exist for them in the future.”

The project is now live in London and if you want to learn how you or your school can get involved then check out our courses page!