To kick off an exciting year of free Primary age STEM opportunities, the popular Cornwall-based YouTube channel Kids Invent Stuff has teamed up with award-winning Cornish theatre maestro Seamas Carey to create an original engineering-themed musical; premiering on YouTube on Wednesday 19th January, and followed by a Live Online Schools Q&A, hosted by YouTubers Ruth & Shawn from Kids Invent Stuff!
Inspired by contributions from Reception & Year 1 pupils in Cornwall, this one-of-a-kind musical learning experience offers teachers and parents the resources and the opportunity to engage children with STEM themes in an entirely new, fun and memorable way. Showing, through the fun of musical theatre, that engineers aren’t just greasy men in overalls who fix cars and washing machines!
“It’s important to engage young people as early as possible, as bias and opinions on what kids like and what they are good at starts from a very early age. The fact that this project works with reception and year 1 is brilliant.”
“ I love that they’ve done this as a musical. From our TECgirls Insights research, we found that many young people enjoy creating music and art. But they don’t know much about engineering or the related jobs: Using a creative medium to introduce engineering is a great way to get them engaged.”
Caitlin Gould, CIoS DSP chair and founder of TEC Girls
Here are some dates for your diary so you can watch along as this project gets shown to the World for the first time:
Engineering Musical Premiere on YouTube – 2pm Wednesday 19th Jan 2022
Live Primary School Q&A – 2.30pm Wednesday 19th Jan 20222
In the lead-up, you’ll be sent a link to watch the mini-musical on YouTube with your pupils, as well as a VIP link to join the Live Q&A – giving your pupils a chance to ask their own questions about everything Engineering, Inventing & Musical Theatre! You’ll also be sent some handy learning resources to give you everything you need to engage your students with this novel STEM opportunity. Click here to register interest, receive links for the live stream and education resources.