Free Digital Engineering Workshops

Free Digital Engineering Workshops

11 Jan 2023

DETI Inspire STEM workshops are hands-on, curriculum linked sessions that are delivered by trained outreach experts from UWE Bristol, and often feature real-life STEM Ambassadors. All workshops have a sustainability focus and are most suitable for Key Stages 2-3 (but they’ve seen plenty of younger and older kids too).

The programme has been running for over two years, during which time thousands of children from the South West have benefitted from the workshops and great teacher feedback has been received.

“All three classes thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and all felt like it matched computer and environment aspects of the curriculum.” Primary School Teacher, Alexander Hosea School.

Where

The team deliver the workshops at your school free of charge (all equipment is provided) OR you can choose to visit the Outreach Classroom at UWE Bristol and include a tour of UWE Engineering in the trip to give pupils a taster for University (if visiting campus you’ll need to arrange coaches etc).

Logistics – numbers, timings etc.

The team are flexible to fit in with school schedules, class capacities and learning abilities – so please do inquire if you require something that doesn’t quite fit with the following general outline of requirements.

Workshops work best:

  • delivered to a class of max 30 pupils at any one time (we’re happy to book in multiple sessions in a day)
  • a 90 – 120 minute slot is available per class
  • short breaks are scheduled in between sessions to recharge and reset equipment
  • a screen or display is available to use

Workshops Details

There are four workshops – each include a hands-on fun element, link to digital engineering and sustainability, as well as links to the national curriculum. A basic outline is described below – for more details please click on individual links.

Engineering Curiosity – discover diverse engineers and careers across the West of England – though meeting ambassadors & exploring our unique Engineering card pack (KS1-4)

The West in Minecraft – a digital, play-based approach to redesign our city for a sustainable future (KS1-4)

WeCount Schools – use traffic counting and coding to explore clean air and climate change (KS2 & KS4)

Curious Robots – create Lego robots to complete a real-life challenge & discover how engineering can help solve complex problems in our world (KS2 only – first bookings after Easter)

Booking

To book your free workshop please email engineeringourfuture@uwe.ac.uk and tell us which workshop you’re interested in for which classes at your school – then we’ll find a suitable date to visit you (or you us!).