Two schools in Coventry are set to inspire the inventors of tomorrow after securing a £15,000 grant that enables them to teach robotics in class to school children from the age of 4.
Earlsdon Primary School and King Henry VIII School secured the investment from the Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS), which supports educational projects that increase engineering knowledge in young people in the UK.
With fewer young people heading into STEM careers, there is a need to bolster interest in this area to fill the engineering skills shortage the UK is facing.
EEGS is run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). By equipping schools with the ability to implement robotics hubs into their academic offering, they believe more young people will get excited by technology and be scientifically creative.
As quoted in newsanyway.com, David Lakin, Head of Education at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, said: “The IET and IMechE are investing considerable resources in EEGS to support vital projects like Coventry Robotics Hub, which highlight the exciting, creative and rewarding world of engineering careers to young people.”
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