Calling all West Yorkshire STEM volunteers

A STEM volunteering opportunity has has arisen at the Boston Spa School in Wetherby, West Yorkshire.  We are currently looking for volunteers who have an interest in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to the next generation for an event run by Primary Eng in conjunction with Appris, EEF and Boston Spa School on Thursday 7th November. 

We are looking for five members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) to attend this event which will be run by Primary Engineer, who offer CPD and resources to support the delivery of design and make activities to primary students.

At this event, Primary Engineer will register 20 local primary schools and their aim is to link each primary school with engineers/STEM professionals who can bring a real engineering context to the programme. As such, Primary Engineer is inviting engineers/STEM professionals along to the training session to work with teachers and to gain a greater understanding of the programme, resources and activities.

Following on from this they will be inviting Ambassadors to work with schools and students in the classroom - dates and times to suit both parties. For more information on Primary Engineer please visit or have a look at their latest magazine I have also attached specific information about the Primary Engineer Programmes in a PDF entitled Information for Engineers.

Your presence at this event would be a great chance to represent the IMechE and may lead on to further volunteering opportunities in your area. This event is also classed as a STEM activity and would contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development.

If you live in the West Yorkshire area and would be available on 7th November from 9.30am-3:30pm (or even just for the morning session between (09:30 and 11:00) then please complete the attached Course Registration Form and send this back to Tracey Turton at at your earliest convenience. Should you require further details of the event please contact Tracey directly. 

The agenda for the day can be found here and the full address of the school is:

Boston Spa School,
Clifford Moor Road
Boston Spa,
West Yorkshire,
LS23 6RW

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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