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Enspire City

Enspire City - where students learn how engineers and STEM can change our world in a free to use online cityscape.

Enspire City

Enspire City will give 8 to 11 year-old students information about inspirational careers, education pathways and work sectors that may help them to choose a career in STEM.

It features a futuristic city where engineers work to solve green problems and develop future facing designs and manufacturing activities. It includes zones for the vertical farming, automotive, aerospace and space sectors.

With job descriptions, case studies, fun activities and games there's plenty for your students to explore and the City comes with free facilitator materials for you to download and use.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering


  • Plants
  • Animals including humans
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Materials
  • Electricity
  • Earth and space
  • Computing
  • Structures
  • Mechanisms

Working scientifically

Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry skills:

  • Asking questions
  • Making predictions
  • Evaluating

Essential skills

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.

  • 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.

Good for a career in...

  • Aircraft
  • Computing
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Space
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