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EngineeringFest @ Diggerland – 31 May 2018

EngineeringFest @ Diggerland – 31 May 2018

 14 May 2018 | views: 313 |

Supported by STEM Learning and Engineering UK

To celebrate the Year of Engineering and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) 200 hundred year anniversary, the ICE is holding EngineeringFest. Supported by STEM Learning and Engineering UK, EngineeringFest will take place on Thursday 31 May 2018 during the schools holidays. The event will provide hands on learning experience for 8 – 14 year olds at Diggerland, Kent. The construction based theme park offers a fun family day out - perfect for learning about engineering.

For specific school and community groups there’s a 50% discount. For the general public there’s a 15% discount. To take advantage of the discount, pre-book your tickets by contacting Diggerland directly and giving the reference “ICE EngineeringFest”

Civil engineers are involved in creating important infrastructure in our community such as roads, bridges, railways, flood defences, wind turbines and more. The work that civil engineers do, changes the way we live, travel, heat our homes and access clean water. They are catalyst of change that will help address some of the biggest issues facing society like climate change, population growth and health and wellbeing.

Experiential Learning

  • Hands-on activities to stimulate curiosity and creativity.
  • Children to use their problem solving skills
  • Speak with real engineers who do civil engineering every day
  • Organise an engineer to speak at your school through the ICE.

Connect with local organisations

  • Learn about infrastructure projects happening in the region and how they benefit the community.
  • Speak directly with organisations in your local area and how they use civil engineering in their projects.

Career pathways and resources

  • The ICE will provide flyers and advice about pathways into engineering and why it’s a rewarding career.
  • Opportunity hears first-hand the variety roles available within Civil Engineering, beyond construction.
  • School resources from STEM Learning and Engineering UK.

Fun Family Day out

  • Have fun learning about engineering at EngineeringFest.
  • Diggerland has lots of rides for all ages. Get to grips with real JCBs and 180/360 excavators, take a headreeling turn or two on the Spindizzy and much more.

For more information, please contact: Jemma Ralphs, Marketing and Business Development Executive, Institution of Civil Engineers
P: 0207 665 2361 E: