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Bring it On! Opens it's doors to the regions next generation of Engineers

Design Network North have been proud to be involved in the creation of this fantastic fully booked engineering event, ‘Bring it On!’, helping to inspire Pupils from across the North East.

The exhibition, which aims to help reduce the existing engineering skills gap in the region, will see 156 of the region’s schools participate in the first ‘Bring it On!’ event on the 3rd and 4th October at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.

It is expected that 2,500 pupils from across the North East will attend the exhibition, which intends to inspire, educate and excite school children about the opportunities in the engineering industry.

Exhibitors from across the region are aiming to improve employment prospects for young people in the North East by providing interactive and entertaining exhibits for students to engage with.

Six zones, which will greet the 78 primary and 78 secondary schools across the two days, will showcase the work of the exhibitors giving young people an insight into the industry. The zones include: Subsea, Chemical, Automotive, Digital, Civil Engineering and Engineer your Career.

Adding to the excitement, internationally renowned freelance science communicator Dr Bunhead, Tom Pringle, who has over 20 years’ experience in delivering science performances and immersive training programmes, will host a bespoke engineering show for pupils who attend the event thanks to sponsorship from the Cleveland Scientific Institution.

Chair of ‘Bring it On!’, Thomas Chacko, said he is thrilled to see so many of the region’s schools and engineering firms sign up to what is going to be a fantastic, educational event.

He said: “We’re looking forward to seeing engineering companies and engineers from across the region share their knowledge, expertise and advice with future engineers.

“We do believe it is incredibly important that pupils share the wisdom of those in the industry as this will help them to make significant career decisions and it will also show them the opportunities available in the North East.”

Teachers also have the opportunity to visit the exhibition for an exclusive ‘Teachers’ Event’, which will see attendees meet industry ambassadors and find out about the opportunities engineering can offer and how they can be linked to the curriculum, in an accredited CPD session, delivered by STEM Learning.

There is also the opportunity for educators to meet representatives from a range of engineering related educational resource providers, including Primary Engineer, Greenpower, STEM Learning, Tomorrow’s Engineers and Big Bang.

North East Big Bang Manager at RTC North, Carol Harrison, said: “The North East STEM Hub is thrilled to be participating in ‘Bring it On!’. We will be delivering a bespoke package to teachers focused on North East engineering and the event will also include taster sessions from local STEM Ambassadors.

“Geek Talent will also be taking part in the Teachers’ Event and the team plans to show-off its brand-new App, which has been developed to give young people live up-to-date information on careers. It’s going to be an excellent event!”

If you would like to support the event, which will help inspire and retain North East engineering talent, please contact the event production team at She’s Gott It! Events on 0191 385 6619.

If you’re passionate about inspiring the next generation of North East engineers and would like to find out more about the innovative exhibition, or register for the teachers’ event, please visit www.bringitonne.co.uk.