Children engineer a career potential

Youngsters have been engineering their interest in design.

More than 2,000 primary school pupils in North Tyneside and Newcastle worked with Primary Engineer this year on engineering projects.

And they attended a Primary Engineer Celebration event at Walker Technology College to showcase their work.

Pupils researched, designed and built their own cars and then tested the impact of their vehicles with the help of local engineers.

Aranda Rahbarkouhi, senior PR executive at Gardiner Richardson, was a judge.

She said: “It was an excellent, interactive learning experience and the pupils loved every minute – they are all keen to talk about what they had been doing at school and all were keen to return next year.”

Maria Lister, of Primary Engineer, said: “The idea was to give teachers the expertise to teach practical maths and science – Primary Engineering which alongside engineers would inspire and enthuse pupils with.”

“The pupils really engaged with the challenges and it was great to see them so excited about engineering.”