Bristol kids take part in engineering challenges

On Wednesday 27th November UWE students took engineering activities into Bannerman Road, Hambrook, Illminster Avenue, May Park, Shield Road and Victoria Park Primary Schools.

~720 pupils aged 8 – 11 years old took part in:

  • Gliders (High Flyers)
  • Floating Platform (High and Dry)
  • Vacuum Cleaner (Super Sucker)

Students on engineering degrees, teamed up with education students, to form cross-disciplinary teams, working together to deliver engaging activities.

The engineering day was a hit with the children:

“Engineering can change the world, basically”

“This is the best day of my life!”

“Engineering can make life better for us all”

Quotes from participating children

And Senior Lecturer from UWE Bristol and leader of the Engineering in Society module, Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers, was similarly impressed. “Visiting our engineers as they undertake their education outreach is always an exciting experience. Not only do we see our students flourishing, but I can see the impact they are having on the children as well. There is always so much fun and excitement in the classrooms as the children come up with their own designs!”

If your school would like to participate in future engineering in society days, please contact Fay Lewis: Fay.Lewis@uwe.ac.uk

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