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Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Schools COP

Watch the Schools COP broadcast and use the lesson plans to give students the opportunity to learn more about engineering and the positive impact that it can have on the climate emergency.

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Schools COP

You are invited to take part in the first ever Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Schools COP which will give young people the opportunity to discuss the importance of net zero and explore how engineers are at the heart of
tackling the climate crisis.

Watch a 30-minute broadcast on Monday 8 November (or on-demand after that) to hear from inspirational engineers that are at the forefront of tackling climate change alongside the voice of students and their recommendations as to how engineering can help us achieve net zero.

Schools are then invited to vote on the ideas put forward and submit their students’ own suggestions about how we can tackle the issues due to be discussed at the #COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow.

The Tomorrow's Engineers Week team want as many schools as possible to get involved in Schools COP and will provide a lesson plan to support and provide discussion points to learn more about engineering and the positive impact that it can have on the climate emergency.

To contribute to the conversation on how to reduce climate change, you can provide your school’s recommendations and vote on the ideas from the broadcast that you feel are the best.

The results will be announced on Friday 12 November.

Get involved by:
• Showing your students the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Schools COP broadcast
• Using the lesson plans to incorporate Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Schools COP into your school week
• Asking your students to vote for the idea they think will make the most difference to tackling climate
• Sharing your students getting involved in Schools COP on social media



Dates and location

The broadcast takes place online on Monday 8 November, watch it live or on-demand, and you can vote online until Tuesday 12 November.


Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

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

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

Subjects and topics

    • Art and Design
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Agriculture and food
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • Energy and environment
    • General engineering
    • Humanitarian aid
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes
    • Structures, construction and civil engineering
    • Transport

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