Education initiative Kids Country announces exciting new partnership with Primary Engineer and Construction Equipment Association

18/12/2019

Kids Country, the education arm of the East of England Agricultural Society, is thrilled to announce a fantastic new working partnership with Primary Engineer and Construction Equipment Association (CEA) to offer primary schools in Peterborough and surrounding areas a fully funded CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programme, ‘Structures and Mechanisms with Basic Electrics’, with an agricultural theme, hosted at the East of England Showground on Thursday 27th February 2020.

Sandra Lauridsen, Education Manager for Kids Country, said: “We are really happy that Primary Engineer and CEA have partnered with us to offer one of their amazing CPD courses centred on technology and engineering in agriculture, which builds on a new technology focus we had at our flagship event, the Food and Farming Day, in 2019. We know there is a real appetite for understanding this side of agriculture as the interest at our Food and Farming Day was huge.”

Sandra continued: “The really exciting thing about this CPD course is that teachers will be able to deliver this project for years to come after their training, making generations of children aware of the opportunities to enter careers in agriculture that they may not have thought about before.”

The Primary Engineer and CEA course is a one day practical CPD course for Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers from Peterborough and the surrounding areas (two teachers per school), which will enable participants to deliver a whole-class, curriculum-mapped engineering project focusing on an agricultural theme to fit in with Kids Country, who offer educational events to schools centred on food, farming and the environment.

The course will provide teachers with all of the skills and materials to then engage pupils in cross curricular application of mathematics, literacy and design technology, through the design, construction and testing of a fully functioning agricultural vehicle. This course also covers the safe and correct use of tools, materials and basic electrics in the manufacture of a range of agricultural vehicles before taking the projects back to school to share with pupils and colleagues.

Please visit https://www.kids-country.co.uk/events/ for more information and to see the full list of events that Kids Country offers to schools.