Budding engineers aged eight to 15 can explore the world of design, modelling and manufacturing at special two-day Future Makers Clubs this summer in Birmingham.
Young people attending the sessions in August, organised by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, will be given a unique experience to work in the state-of-the-art facilities at the Make UK Technology Hub in Aston. They will spend their days immersed in the world of engineering, learning a variety of aspects of design, manufacturing and modelling techniques, and complete a practical task that will bring engineering to life.
Fiona McGarry, Engagement Manager at Make UK, said: “Our Future Makers Clubs are enjoyable, hands-on sessions, where children will get a true taste of what opportunities engineering can offer them.
“With limited access to education over the last four months, it’s also a good opportunity to get some extra learning in over the summer - with fun added in - to get them ready for school or college in September, or to start thinking about a career.”
The Future Makers Clubs are divided into two groups - Secondary (age 11-15) and Primary (age 8-11). Each two-day session costs £75.
Dates are as follows:
Secondary: Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th August
Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th August
A fun filled two days of STEM exploring manufacturing and developing an understanding of energy, mechanics, electronics and control. They will design and make their own race car exploring traditional modelling techniques and their understanding of aerodynamics.
Primary: Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th August
Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th August
An exciting two days where the children will develop their understanding of shape, form, electronics and computer control. The children will be given the opportunity to design, make, test and race their very own F1 race car. They will explore electronics and control technology, developing their understanding of simple circuits, mechanisms and computer control.
All the Future Maker Club activities have been risk assessed and planned with limited numbers and social distancing, to ensure Future Makers are kept safe at all times. Plans and risk assessments are available to parents and guardians on request.