Be an engineer for the day!
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This design and technology workshop is a teamwork activity recommended for Years 5 and 6. Pupils have to move ‘precious cargo’ from the mine to the docks, where it is transferred from a train onto ‘ships’ and exported. There are a number of problems to be solved which include the construction of a marble run, constructing and control of a level crossing and building a crane and two electric railway systems.

It is a large scale, hands-on activity which needs a large space, such as the school hall. It incorporates elements of the science and technology curriculum such as: conductors and circuits, controllable vehicles, alarms and moving toys.

The aims of this workshop are for your pupils to experience, through a ‘real’ technology task:

  • listening & explaining
  • teamwork
  • problem-solving
  • learning about real-world applications of engineering.

A real engineer can be requested to visit during this workshop via our links to STEM Ambassadors. Please ask when booking.


5 & 6

A whole day: 2 x 2 1/2 hours sessions/workshops at £390 per day
Morning only: 1 x 2 1/2 hours sessions/workshops at £265 per morning
All materials and equipment provided. Maximum class numbers = 36 pupils


You will need to provide 4 adult helpers in addition to the class teacher for each session/workshop