Get started with engineering inspiration

Teachers are amazing, but we know that you’re often stretched for time and are looking for more ways to engage and inspire your students.

Supporting teachers with engineering inspiration

We have pulled together a collection of ‘quick wins’, activities to suit everyone, top tips and stories about how to use all the things featured on Neon to bring STEM to life for your students. We hope you find it useful!

Bitesize inspiration

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We know that time can sometimes be tight and have collected a range of activities below that are quick to run with your class and require little to no preparation.


Tech Tuesdays

Show young people how technology is changing the world of work and how their hobbies and passions could lead them into a career in technology in the future.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Online
  • Up to an hour
  • Free

Common Good Challenges

Our engineering challenges inspire young people to give engineering a go, following in the footsteps of great engineers from the North East.

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Online
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free

Activities for all timeframes

There’s something for everyone on Neon, regardless of how much (or little) time you have available.

Under 1 hour

Why not consider a video from our real world engineers or getting a virtual encounter through the Stem Ambassador programme.

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Half a day

How about a longer workshop or hands-on session for students to immerse themselves in engineering.

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A day

Have a whole day at your disposal? Take a look at some full-day challenges and trips to inspire your students into engineering.

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Learn from other schools

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Hear from schools across the UK and get practical tips on how to use activities and resources from Neon to inspire your students.


Teacher tips

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Watch the videos below for some top tips on how other teachers have engaged and inspired their students into engineering.