Primary teachers invited to Primary Engineer development course

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The Primary Engineer course aims to give teachers the skills to encourage primary school pupils to engage with STEM subjects.

The practical course will take place at Peterborough's East of England Showground on February 27.

The Primary Engineer course offers the chance for two teachers per school to join the continuing professional development (CPD) programme. The one-day course provides all the skills and materials necessary to engage pupils in a cross-curriculum engineering project that will show them what it takes to design, manufacture, and test agricultural vehicles.

Rob Oliver, chief executive of the Construction Equipment Association, said, "Primary Engineer is all about planting seeds to encourage an interest in practical problem solving using basic engineering principles. By teaming up with the CEA and our member companies, both teachers and students can benefit from the experience."

For more information and to sign up for the fully funded CPD course, please contact Emma Hargreaves at emma.hargreaves@primaryengineer.com or on 07936 368048. Schools can also contact Sandra Lauridsen from the Kids Country programme at slauridsen@eastofengland.org.uk.