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Bring it On North East a success

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Bring It On Net Zero
Bring It On Net Zero

Over 8000 students signed up across the North East to join the virtual event held in November 2021.

Supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, this year's Bring It On North East event focused on Net Zero, timed to coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

Though the event was held online owing to COVID restrictions, the event featured live and recorded input from local engineering companies, with pupils aged 9-14 years old able to join presentations and activities that were livestreamed throughout the day from their classrooms across the North East. Recordings of all the sessions are available to view via the Bring It On YouTube channel.

Rift House Hartlepool pupils tune in
Rift House Hartlepool pupils tune in.

"Bring It On showcases regional engineering opportunities and raises aspirations of children in the North East," said Jelena Gacesa, Education Outreach & Safeguarding Lead, "The 2021 Bring It On programme was successfully adapted to the changing educational environment, whilst staying true to its intended aim of educating, inspiring and informing young people across the North East."

The event also hosted engineering challenges for pupils to take part in, provided by local engineering firms Komatsu, Nexus, CityFibre, SUEZ, Unipres, Sofia, Legrand and JDR. These cover a wide variety of topics and activites, with worksheets and other resources available for teachers and STEM ambassadors to download and use in their classes via the Bring It On website.

Riverdale Primary School tackle a task
Riverdale Primary School tackle a task.

“We are very proud of what Bring It On has achieved for North East youngsters and engineering companies over the last five years and very grateful for the support that the IMechE has given us over that time, both Nationally and via the NE Region Committee," explained Bowman Bradley CEng FIMechE, Founder and Trustee of Bring It On. "For the last two years Covid has forced Bring It On to go online but in 2022 we expect to deliver a live exhibition again and we have a number of new ideas that we believe will make it even better. We are also grateful to the IMechE Covid Task Force who have offered to assist us in making our 2022 exhibition as Covid safe as we can”

Bring It On will return towards the end of 2022, visit and bookmark their website for further updates


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