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22 Jan 2018


​Hundreds of youngsters had a fun time at this annual show.

Busy stand!
Stephen Metcalfe MP learns how Imagineering's work supports The Year in Engineering 2018 initiative.
Send Morse Codes with Imagineering More Buzzers
Making a Bloodhound Balloon Car on the Imagineering Workbench
Meccano is still popular - as these 2 brothers make a Cart.
Two more brothers leave the Workbench after each making a Steady Hamd Game
Hydraulic Arm - as popular as ever!
Amazing imagination! A six-year old made this Ferris Wheel with his Mum - having never used K'Nex before!

​The Imagineering team took a variety of activities to the Model Active Zone at the London Model Engineering Exhibition to entertain crowds of youngsters and their families.

This popular annual three-day event at the Alexandra Palace is ideal to introduce children to the fun world of models - and also, via Imagineering, to find out about the skills they can learn to make some pretty amazing models of boats, trains, trucks and planes, as well as about careers in engineering.

Stephen Metcalfe MP, Government Envoy for the 2018 The Year of Engineering, was also welcomed to the stand and was impressed with what he saw of Imagineering’s mission to promote engineering and inspire the next generation. This Government initiative aims to celebrate UK engineering, as government and industry work with schools and families to offer young people a positive experience of engineering throughout the year.

On the Imagineering stand youngsters were introduced to using tools on the Imagineering Workbench where they could work one-to-one with an Imagineering engineer to make a fun kit to take home.

They could learn about electro-magnetism and demonstrate its usage by sending Morse Code messages on an Imagineering Morse Key & Buzzer.

Amongst other activities there were Maths, Magnets and Materials Challenges.

A table of small Meccano models to make confirmed that Meccano is still popular and can inspire youngsters to get handson.

And creativity ran riot on the K’Nex table on the Imagineering stand where amazing models were created over the weekend - from Star Wars fighters and the International Space Station to Sydney Harbour Bridge, a lawn mower and a Ferris wheel!

With over 2200 visitors to the stand it was a busy time - with many enquiries about how youngsters can become engaged with Imagineering projects and Clubs.

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