Budding Engineers Look to Solve Global Warming via Latest Multi-Faceted Education Initiative

17 November 2023

EngineeringUK has just announced an exciting new education programme with the objective of getting schools pupils to take a closer look at possible ways of combatting the climate change problem.

Being introduced initially as a pilot scheme, this will take a unique all-school, cross-curricular approach. It will allow them to learn from real-world examples of what engineers are currently doing to mitigate this society-threatening issue. Working in teams, they will be able to develop their problem-solving, time management and communication skills. As well as elements being incorporated into their curriculum classroom activities, pupils from participating schools will also each get a Climate Action theme pack to help with the forming of extracurricular clubs focused on the subject. 
 
“We want to drive change so that more young people, from all backgrounds, choose engineering and technology careers,” Maddie Dinwoodie, EngineeringUK’s Director of Engagement Programmes, notes. “We know young people are interested in and motivated by environmental sustainability, but there is little focus on its connection with engineering in schools. 

“So, we’ve developed a programme that aims to help to increase awareness and interest in engineering and tech, and the vital role they play in tackling climate change, in a way that will appeal to busy teachers and align with school curriculums. We will provide teachers with the resources, knowledge, and confidence to address this modern issue with students, stimulate interest and debate, and communicate a solutions-focused message of ‘we can do this!’,” she concludes. 


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