World Engineering Day - 4th March

World Engineering Day was started by UNESCO to celebrate engineers and engineering, and improve public understanding of how engineering and technology are central to modern life and for sustainable development.

This collection of resources brings together videos and activities, for primary and secondary aged pupils, to explain the importance of engineering in society and practical tasks so pupils can understand the skills engineers need.




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This collection of videos from the Royal Academy of Engineering showcase the exciting range of work that Engineers are involved in.

"From the shoes you wear and the phone in your hand, through to the music you listen to and the games you play, engineering is at the heart of everything. It brings ideas to...

Everyday Engineering

In this collection of videos, television presenter Dallas Campbell introduces ways that you can find engineering in our everyday lives, and introduces activities that allow us to be engineers in our own homes. 

Practical Action teaching resources which embed sustainability issues into all aspects of D&T. They unpack sustainability terms such as the 6Rs’, present a range of design briefs/STEM challenges set in global context and evaluation tools. Suitable for ages 11-16.

Ingenious engineering app

This lesson from Siemens uses an app to inform students about new technologies and the impact of automation, digitalisation, and electrification on individuals, society and the environment.  It is intended to address the 'evaluate' strand of the...