The Stadium of Light in Sunderland played home to the inaugural regional exhibition which focuses on the multifaceted industry of engineering.
Bring It On! The North East Exhibition for Future Engineers spanned over two days on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th of October where 156 schools were in attendance. The event featured almost 60 engineering businesses and organisations from across the North East who came together to engage and inspire students at primary and secondary level.
The aim of the exhibition is to explore the many different channels that engineering can offer. The concourse of the Stadium was split into six separate ‘Zones’; Automotive, Chemical, Civil & Structural Engineering, Digital, Subsea and ‘Engineer your Career’ – a Zone focused on giving advise about beginning a career in engineering.
Each Zone had it’s own theme, lighting and sound effects to separate it from the next. The Subsea Zone was lit up with blue and white swirling lights and speakers played underwater noises to give a fully immersive experience.
Students were also treated to a Plenary Session on the first floor of the main building. BBC’s Angela Stevenson hosted the session with talks from Komatsu, a special Bring It On! video (below) and an exclusive, bespoke performance from the internationally renown Dr. Bunhead.
Alongside the exhibition, Bring It On! catered for the teachers of the region by providing a Resource Center and accredited CPD session and activities fronted by STEMLearning.
She’s Gott It! were honored to work on such an important event for the region and were so pleased with the results which were fortified by the fantastic feedback from businesses, teachers and students alike.
‘Loved the event and thought it was very well organised throughout both days. I have been to a number of events like this and this was definitely the best I have attended so far.’ – Caroline Dixon, Lear Corporation
‘Both staff and Students had an great day at the new Bring it On! event last Wednesday. The event was well supported by lots of local companies, as well as the main Institutions, giving us all an excellent introduction to the breadth of potential engineering careers. The students loved having a go and the many hands on activities on offer, coming away with a really positive attitude towards engineering and lots of new ideas to explore. I hope this will repeated in the future as it not only helps to show case engineering in the NE, but also helps to connect schools with opportunities for both future graduates and apprenticeships in the area.’ – Mrs Jenny Lines – Dame Allan’s Schools