Primary Engineers Challenge
“They’re a little bit like a net of the car, it’s what you can see when you turn it upside down. So it’s a bit like maths… I really enjoyed doing it!”
Jayne Clarke, Principal of Oldham Sixth Form College said:
“We are delighted to host the Primary Engineer Celebration event again this year at OSFC and thrilled that there are more than twice as many teams entered this year compared with last. It’s really fantastic to see the superb vehicles that primary school teams have built and we look forward to them continuing to study STEM subjects in the future top become tomorrow’s engineers. Student Ambassadors from OSFC provide support throughout the event, which is a great opportunity for them too.”
This year’s challenge has been supported by Oldham Business Leadership Group (OBLG) who are a board of private sector people, recruited independently from within the Oldham business community. Their aims involve encouraging enterprise in Oldham and have been supporting schools and colleges across the borough through the Enterprise and Employability Hubs. Kashif Ahsraf is the Enterprise Hubs Project Officer and is passionate about the future of Oldham’s STEM subject leaders.
“Bringing children and young people together to learn about STEM subjects is such a creative and exciting way with organisations like Primary Engineer is vital to the future of Oldham and the North West. We have a heritage in Oldham of pioneering science leaders, with Brian Cox currently leading the way. Having the Regional Science Centre at Oldham Sixth Form College, our young people have access to outstanding facilities and teachers on their doorstep and it’s a great choice if you’re looking for a successful future.”
Everyone involved with the day at Oldham Sixth Form College would like to thank the Primary Engineers programme, staff and all of the fantastic primary school children who wowed everyone here at the with their wonderfully inspired vehicle designs; all of which consisted of many challenging Engineering skills.If you have been inspired by the Primary Engineers Challenge and would like to study at the Regional Science Centre at Oldham Sixth Form College, there is still time to apply for a course. With a huge range of STEM subjects on offer you can find out more by visiting osfc.numagoo.com/courses/science/ or call the application helpline on 0161 287 8000.[su_custom_gallery source=”media: 4200,4199,4198,4197,4196,4195,4194,4193,4192,4191,4190,4189,4188,4187,4186,4185,4184,4183″ limit=”22″ link=”lightbox” width=”100″ height=”100″ title=”never”]