We are delighted to announce The Market Bosworth School (TMBS) has won a Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious award to work once again with ScienceGrrl and the amazing education organisation now>press>play who create educational audio adventures for children.

Eight shortlisted engineers from the ScienceGrrl network and 32 pupils from TMBS will collaborate with now>press>play to create immersive-experience workshops that plunge primary and secondary school pupils into the world of engineering. Immersed in sound, pupils become the engineers, meeting people, discovering places and solving problems on an unforgettable adventure. Workshops will be trialled by pupils and parents attending TMBS and over 10 rural feeder primary schools, evaluated, then rolled out to museums and festivals via the ScienceGrrl network.

now>press>play audio adventure in action!

now>press>play audio adventure in action!

Each Engineer will work with four pupils to inspire and inform them about what engineers do and how they change the world to help them to create exciting and informative adventures. As part of this, the Engineers will be given specialist training on workshop facilitation and communication skills.

We are looking for Engineers to take part in this project – engineering undergraduate students are welcome to apply. We’re looking forward to getting a great team together!

You must be available to:

  • Attend a one-day communication and facilitation workshop
  • Attend and help facilitate a workshop with the students to develop storylines
  • Help to deliver at least one of the audio adventure experiences to children in 2015.

If you would like to take part, apply using the form below by Friday the 1st of August.

And for a little bit of inspiration, here is a video we love!

Engineering Audio Adventure Application

  • We will require you to attend a Saturday workshop in the autumn 2014. For our planning purposes, please indicate any Saturdays in September, October and November that you are NOT available.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Dr Ellie Cosgrave

Dr Ellie Cosgrave

Ellie is a Research Associate at UCL's department for Science Technology Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP). Her work, part of the Liveable Cities research programme, focuses on how information technology changing cities across the world. Ellie is passionate about broadening access to Engineering and believes that diversity in Engineering is the cornerstone to solving some of the world’s greatest and most complex challenges. She also makes sure there is time in her week for music and dancing!
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