Imagineering is now a regular feature of the annual Scarborough Science & Engineering Week, North Yorkshire, held in the grand Spa Centre.
The three-day event was designed to show how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can make a difference in the real world, by inspiring students and their families to consider the exciting opportunities that studying and working in STEM open up to them.
The Imagineering team were on hand with handson fun for secondary schools for two days and primary school pupils on the third day when they were visited by over 500 excited pupils from years 5 and 6. Hydraulic Arm, Imagibot robot, all kinds of challenges from maths to materials and more besides were greeted with excited youngsters all eager to have a go.
Now in its ninth year, the event was founded in 2010 by The Scarborough Business Ambassadors with huge support from Unison Ltd, Scarborough Borough Council and NYBEP Ltd, it was and is driven by the need to promote careers in engineering and the local progression routes available to improve recruitment in the sector. This year the event was featured as part of The Year in Engineering initiative set up by the government to celebrate the world and wonder of engineering. It also forms an important part of our Industrial Strategy which is committed to boosting engineering across the UK, ensuring everyone has the skills needed to thrive in a modern economy. Participating organisations included Castle Group, McCain Foods, Sirius Minerals, Schneider Electric, GCHQ, Firmac, Derwent Training Assoc, Kommatsu and the armed forces as well as various colleges and universities.
At the heart of Scarborough Science & Engineering Week (SSEW) is the empowerment of young people to take control of their future in an ever-changing world, essential for successful futures, especially as they progress to careers which do not yet exist, use technology not yet invented and solve problems we do not even yet know are problems.
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