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Imagineering Clubs are weekly out-of-school clubs run throughout the academic year where pupils have fun making a series of working engineering models from kits which they can take home when completed to share with their families. But the coronavirus pandemic has meant some changes.

5 lively children around a table about to launch aeroplanes
Clubs are fun for all!
Man and 2 girls working on a table with kits
In an Imagineering Club
Working on the Wind Turbine
Learning to use tools

The coronavirus pandemic has halted the normal run for most of the Clubs but there are some alternative options enabling pupils to enjoy the fun of making the projects.

As well as operating throughout the academic year, termly options are available.

However, more importantly the projects are still available individually. Order form here

All the exciting projects are linked to the National Curriculum.


In normal times, Clubs

  • 12 children, girls and boys, mixed skills and backgrounds (Half size club option also available)
  • may be led by a teacher/assistant or a volunteer engineer
  • further volunteers, including willing parents
  • (Download the General Schools and Tutors leaflets below for benefits to teachers and pupils

The Tabs on the left provide more detailed information.

  • Click the Get Involved’ tab to find out more about how to get involved with Imagineering Clubs.
  • The ‘Projects’ tab takes you to full descriptions of all the projects undertaken in the Imagineering Clubs and also highlights special packages available like ‘ElectroMagnetism’.
  • ‘Resources’, includes some useful support material for teachers and deliverers.
  • ‘Nat Curr Links’, this lists comprehensive National Curriculum links for each of the projects prepared by an experienced educationalist.

Click here to set up a new imagineering club: https://imagineering.org.uk/form-club-application

For more details on the projects and costs contact Admin Manager, Toni Stockley : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Operation

  • Clubs run for an hour a week through the school year
  • the ethos is to create a fun, friendly learning environment
  • each session starts with key principles discussed
  • safety is paramount and the use of tools is carefully managed
  • most projects are completed in two to three weeks
  • a fun session to use/play with the models is organised
  • the cost for one year’s set of kits for either a Junior Engineering or Inter-Engineering Club equates to around £4.00 per child per session.

Imagineering provides:

  • termly packs of project kits to schools14 of each kit (12 students + for tutor + spare)
  • illustrated instructions and a worksheet for each project
  • National Curriculum links
  • comprehensive tutor notes and supporting material on the website
  • a list of recommended tools (see downloads below)

Interested?

If you would like further information on getting an Imagineering Club started please read our Get Involved page as well as the documents available for download below or fill in one of the forms linked below.

You can also contact Admin Manager Toni Stockley on: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Apply to host an imagineering club

Apply to be an imagineering club tutor

Alternatively view our Contact page and select a Foundation member to contact

Three children bending wire with pliers to make a steady hand game

I view involvement of National Grid staff as Imagineering Club tutors as a great development opportunity for our young people

NICK WINSER, Group Director UK & US Transmission
National Grid plc

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