Young Engineers offers one off workshops and structured weekly programs to support your school or nursery. Our LEGO® based programmes mix education and play to give children an inspiring learning experience.
What we Offer
- Transition programmes supporting both nursery to P1 and P7 to S1 learners.
- McCrone cover of weekly 60 minute sessions operating at first and second level in Numeracy and Science
- Weekly school club: With over 40 models we can offer a year club activities with no repeats. Clubs can be offered as part of wrap around care before and after school or even over lunch
- One off event/workshop: Lasting between 90 and 120 minutes our workshops can be used to introduce a new topic or to consolidate previous learning within the school or class.
- All events can be used to emphasise STEM or Skills for learning, life and work, for example leadership, problem solving, critical thinking and entrepreneurship.
Supporting the Curriculum for Excellence
Our workshops and classes are ideally placed to support the Curriculum for Excellence with alignment to Experiences & Outcomes including:
- Expressive Arts
We can provide full details of specific experiences and outcomes for each lesson or workshop if required.
In addition to STEM learning, Young Engineers activities enable students to develop skills for learning, life and work. Examples include:
|Problem Solving||These sessions present numerous areas where the children will need to deal with problems. Firstly they will be encouraged to define a plan and then complete the work according to that plan. Experience shows that children often mis-plan and therefore they must identify where they have gone wrong and replan.|
|Critical Thinking||The children must define their own model enhancements based on a set of requirements, they will need to think critically about the priority and importance of the requirements and to assess which set of design changes best suits their requirements.|
|Communication||This workshops are almost entirely driven by the children. They work together to define the plan of work, they discuss and share ideas with each other both before and during the workshop. Both the preparatory activity and the discussion provide numerous opportunities for students to communicate in different ways, both 1:1 and in a group setting.|
While some children thrive in an academic environment, others prefer more practical learning. Young Engineers classes encourage children to achieve success in different areas of learning. Our classes are held in an informal environment where we foster a relaxed and fun learning atmosphere, children learn how to manage themselves and work with those in their group, be confident in their learning and enhance their ability to explain what they are doing.