Virtual Bring It On 2020 is a new online programme of inspirational video content aimed at 9 to 14 year olds. The new videos aim to educate, inspire and inform young people across the North East and wider UK about the engineering opportunities available to them in the future.
Each video showcases a different leading North East engineering company, featuring engineers talking about their role and what the company produces. Students will have the opportunity to get to know these engineers and find out: how they got into engineering, what inspired them to become an engineer, what a day is like in their job, and even where they stand on things like McDonald's vs Burger King! The shows uncover the real people behind North East engineering, showcasing the amazing things their companies are doing. Providing students with an opportunity to picture their future selves at work.
A series of 20 episodes will be released weekly and are accessible via the Bring it On website.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
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The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.
Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.
Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.
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