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The Royal Navy has launched a national competition, aimed at school children in Years 1 – 13 by asking them to come up with an innovative design for a ship capable of rescuing up to 1,000 people.

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Apple is joining forces with the Year of Engineering 2018 and offering a UK-wide programme of activities for primary and secondary school pupils.



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Have you subscribed to the Year of Engineering YouTube channel? It's packed with animations, interviews and case studies, and there's lots more to come. Share the videos via your own social channels, websites and at events and outreach activities.


Run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET) in partnership with the Year of Engineering, this year's Engineering Open House Day takes place on Friday 3 August.


The event invites companies across the UK to open their doors to families, inspiring young people by letting them see engineering in action - and we'd like to make this year's event bigger than ever!


If you'd like to hold an event and help young people take a closer look at engineering, email [email protected]. The IET will provide a toolkit, including templated marketing materials, to help you plan and deliver your event - watch this space for more details.


Kidzania Year of Engineering Festival

The Year of Engineering is teaming up with Kidzania London to bring engineering to life this summer - and there are lots of chances for schools and partners to get involved.


Kidzania is an indoor city where children aged 4-14 run the show, testing their skills in a variety of professions. The Kidzania Year of Engineering Festival will kick off in late May and run throughout the summer, giving children the chance to take part in interactive engineering activities and workshops, while discovering the engineering all around us as they try their hand at different jobs.


If you'd like to find out more about being part of the festival, email the Year of Engineering team.


Sponsor the Discover STEM exhibition

Acclaimed artist Tess Barnes is launching a two-year tour of Discover STEM, an exhibition which features more than 100 portraits of engineers and scientists.


Tess hopes to bring the exhibition to shopping centres and other public venues to reach a wider audience, and the exhibition will be supported by interactive workshops and raise funds for the Princes Trust. Tess says: "My aim is to expel stereotypical images and bridge the gap between the arts and everyday life."


To find out more about sponsorship opportunities visit Tess’ LinkedIn page. 

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