In the run up to British Science Week on 8th-12th March, our team in Thame were approached by St Marys Primary school in Haddenham to ask if Lucy Electric would partner with the school for a day to teach youngsters about the science behind engineering. Mike Jones kindly took on the challenge and taught reception and year 1 classes (4-6 year-old children) about electricity and how it is used, and what is involved in becoming an engineer. Mike helped the children make static butterflies and spoke to an assembly of 150 pupils.
During the assembly, Mike cleverly explained that his CAD work sometimes looks like Lego instructions, something most young children would understand. He explored the topic of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power and gave the children some fun facts. The children were then encouraged to come up with their own ideas for inventions.