What's coming up this year...
Following the success of our 2020 virtual programme featuring many of our brilliant North East engineering companies, we are delighted to let you know about our plans for a bigger and even better virtual Bring It On in 2021.
Bring it On 2021 will take place on the 4th of November 2021 to coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). Themed ‘Net Zero North East – Engineering your future’ the ‘live’ event will focus on the contribution North East engineers are making towards tackling climate change.
We are hosting a free, online event which pupils will be able to take part in from their classrooms and will feature live and recorded input from local engineering companies. Guided by our founding principles, the event will be focused on North East pupils aged 9-14 and exclusively feature North East based engineering companies. As we’re going entirely online in 2021, this event will have the potential to communicate the amazing world of North East Engineering to a global audience.
The day will include challenges set by engineering companies for schools to take part in on the day from their classroom, live interaction with schools via an online host, school group site visits to some of our North East engineering companies, and even some local engineer ‘secret agent’ visits into schools!
Our face to face annual event Bring It On welcomes more than 80 engineering businesses from all over the region to showcase real-life engineering to more than 2000 9-14 year olds, getting them actively involved in the activities and encouraging their curiosity and interest.
The event is a collaboration of national and regional organisations aiming to help reduce the engineering skills gap by inspiring young people at the grassroots level.