ABOUT BRING IT ON!
Bring it On! is the first event of its kind in the North East. Taking place on 3 and 4 October 2017, at the Stadium of Light, it's bringing together national and regional organisations to showcase the amazing career opportunities there are open to young people in our region.
Businesses will demonstrate just how exciting engineering can be, with talks, demonstrations and opportunities to 'give it a go'. It will offer seven fascinating zones to discover; so pupils can explore different aspects of engineering and understand the many contexts it's applied in.
The event is targeted towards 10-14 year olds, from schools in all areas of the North East. If you would like to bring a group from your school, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
We are also inviting businesses to exhibit, if you think you have an exciting story to tell young people - make sure you get in touch.
It will be held over two days, one devoted to primary schools and the other to secondary schools. The audience will be young people from 10-14 with the objective of influencing them before they commit to GCSE options. Engineering companies are being invited to showcase their local activities and products, provide young engineers to talk about what they do and provide information about their activities to take away.
The exhibition will run around the entire concourse at the Stadium of Light and will be divided into 6 areas, each exploring different aspects of engineering.
The two days will feature:
A presentation session on what engineering is, including a keynote speech from inspirational local individuals who have made a successful career in engineering. The fabulous Dr Bunhead will also be putting on a great show to kick off the day.
An engineering exhibition by engineering companies, showcasing their products and activities in the North East. This will include as much hardware and excitement as possible!
A ‘How to become an Engineer’ area, run by the professional engineering institutions, with information about pay, job and life opportunities, types of engineers, important school subjects and the various routes into engineering.
All pupils will go away with an information pack describing what engineering is and how to become part of it.