Engineering Educates – Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge
Whether delivered through home learning or taught in school, we are proud to be a supporter of the Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge.
With many of our team saying they wanted to be an engineer from a young age, we understand how important it is to inspire and educate our young people to help build their understanding of what engineers do and the positive impact their work has on our day to day lives. That’s why, we were keen to get involved in the Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge.
GMEC is designed to inspire 7 – 14 year olds to engage with engineering processes and scenarios using tasks linked to the National Curriculum. Supported by ambassadors from across the built environment industry, including ourselves and devised by Science and Engineering Educational Research and Innovation Hub at University of Manchester, the programme involves a series of lessons and tasks which lead up to an overall engineering challenge which takes place this month. It’s not just the children that benefit though, teachers even receive tailored professional development focussed on embedding engineering habits of mind within the curriculum.
As part of our involvement, a number of our engineers based in our Manchester Studio have shared their experience through videos and written profiles of what it’s like to be an engineer, what their typical day is like, what skills you need to be an engineer and what engineering challenge they would like to solve. We’re hoping that hearing from our team about their varied work, the importance of team work and problem solving that we inspire some talented future engineers!
Find out more about the Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge at https://www.engineeringeducates.org/projects/gmec