6-8th June 2017
Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicestershire

Primary Engineer

PLANTWORX and Primary Engineer

Inspiring our future engineers today!
The CEA and PLANTWORX have teamed up with educational organisation Primary Engineer to work with more than 25 primary and secondary schools in the Leicestershire area on an exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) vehicle engineering project.
This new initiative forms part of the CEA Skills Council programme - 
all part of the drive to engage young people in STEM projects as a means of inspiring careers in the sector. 

The PLANTWORX and Primary Engineer initiative will provide teacher training to both local primary and secondary schools in the Leicestershire East Midlands area Introducing 

  • Primary Engineer vehicles projects aimed at key stage1 and key stage 2 - 
    an engineering challenge to construct a vehicle.
  • Secondary Engineer Fluid Power Challenge for key stage 3 at secondary schools -
    a crane design using basic hydraulics.

The training comprises two teachers per school and an invited engineer; teachers then incorporate the engineering challenge into the classroom. They are given access to the Primary Engineer Virtual Learning Environment and shown how to link projects and the teaching resources to the national curriculum.  

The best teams will then present their designs at PLANTWORX on Thursday 8th June as part of the Student Day where they will be judged by a team of engineers. The winning teams will then go on to compete in the Primary Engineer National Finals.


PLANTWORX and CEA are seeking sponsorship from Exhibitors and CEA member companies.

  • Primary Sponsor exhibitors can fund Primary school teacher training and the project delivery. Cost of £500.00

  • Secondary Sponsor exhibitors can fund Secondary school teacher training and project delivery. Cost of £750.00

All participating sponsor companies will receive extensive publicity via PLANTWORX to highlight the investments these exhibitors have made into school programmes. 

All participating sponsor companies will be invited to the ‘Celebration Event’ which will be held on Thursday 8th June 2017 at Plantworx Construction Exhibition, Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire.

Exhibitors interested in taking part, please contact Louise Murphy Tel 020 8661 0511 or 07730 617258 or email louise.murphy@plantworx.co.uk


Thank you to all our Exhibitors who are supporting Primary & Secondary Engineer.