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BGA STEM: Out Of The Box STEM Kit.

BGA Primary Gears Workshop.

Are you or your staff are required to take part in STEM activities to build links in your local community? Putting together a presentation can be difficult and time consuming. With this in mind, the BGA have worked with NUSTEM to develop an off the shelf gears workshop that engineers can take into schools to promote engineering as a career to encourage the next generation of Engineers. 

The Primary Gears Kit has been developed as an out of the box solution for Engineers and STEM ambassadors to use in schools, youth groups or exhibitions. This is a short 30-60 minute workshop about gears which supports the Primary National Curriculum for gears pulleys and levers. The simple activities allow children to develop and age-appropriate understanding about how gears work, and engineers will be able to use the workshop to talk about their job. 

All of the materials an presentations you need to carry out the workshop are included in the kit. 

The Kit is available free of charge to BGA Members. If you are not a BGA member please contact us to purchase a kit. We can offer this kit to Schools on a loan basis.

We are aiming to get this programme into as many schools as possible. If you would like to support this initiative by presenting a workshop at your local primary school please contact the BGA Office to order a Primary Gears Workshop Kit or to register for the next “teaching the teachers” seminar – admin@bga.org.uk / 0191 208 6160 

Please click here for full details and training resources for the Primary Gears Workshop.