KidZania London has teamed up with the Government’s Year of Engineering campaign, to launch a programme of exciting events and activities designed to inspire a new generation of innovators, inventors and problem solvers.
The Year of Engineering Festival will run at KidZania throughout 2018, with events kicking off this month through to September.
About the Year of Engineering Festival
The Year of Engineering is all about transforming perceptions of engineering among children, their parents and teachers by bringing them inspiring experiences and role models, showing young people that engineering is a varied, creative career which shapes the world around us.
The festival at KidZania will see a host of new and enhanced activities to support the campaign and learning criteria of pupils in Key Stage 1 to 3, with collaborations with Year of Engineering partners such as Remap, Usborne Books, Sea Cadets and the Aviation Skills Partnership, as well as existing brand partners such as Middlesex Cricket.
For schools, the festival will launch on May 23rd, to coincide with KidZania’s Step Into University event, followed by the city’s STEM Fair from 20th to 22nd June and STEAM Fair taking place on 21st September.
Other events will include Remap and Middlesex Cricket Activity, Pilot People Workshop, Usborne Books STEM Quiz, Abrams & Chronicle Books Pop-up Stand and Sea Cadets Marine Engineering.
Eddie Kemsley, CEO at KidZania London, commented: “We are so excited to be announcing our partnership with the Year of Engineering. Inspiring the next generation of engineering minds is such an important task and what better way to motivate them than through providing real life experiences that they can engage and interact with.
“Not enough young people – especially young girls – think engineering is a world for them, let alone a potential career path. We’re looking forward to working with the Year of Engineering alongside some truly fantastic brand and charity partners to make the subject more accessible and demonstrate engineering as exciting, rewarding and creative.”
For more information, visit www.yearofengineering.gov.uk.