The new programme from Primary Engineer will engage primary and secondary children in live projects involving data analysis.
The schemes aim is to actively engage children by demonstrating the importance of being able to assemble facts, carry out analysis and visualisation to then inform action or to inform the design and development of new products or processes.
We believe that STATWARS will help the development of both practical and cognitive skills in children and young people through engagement with engineering while promoting engineering careers and the development of STEM skills for teachers and practitioners.
While this initiative was always important, the current COVID 19 Pandemic has closed schools and many young people are being homeschooled. The need to support high-quality online projects like STATWARS is now critical as they will provide schools, teachers, parents and pupils with the online resources needed to support STEM education.
We hope the Foundations support will be instrumental in kick-starting the online campaign and drawing in other like-minded partners who also believe in the importance of supporting STEM initiatives in education.
The driving force behind the next generation of data scientists.
In the last 15 years, Primary Engineer has developed an engineering curriculum that spans Early Years and Primary education.
Their new STATWARS programme will engage with over 7,000 primary and secondary children in live projects involving data analysis, demonstrating the importance of being able to assemble facts, carry out analysis and visualisation to then inform action or to inform the design and development of new products or processes.
The scheme is a response to the ever-increasing importance of understanding how to assemble, analyse and interpret data, particularly digital data, in all aspects of engineering and design as well as in wider social and economic contexts.
Programs like STATWARS demonstrate that you can never underestimate the capability of primary-aged pupils, their ideas, maturity, empathy and creativity. Even in projects that span multiple educational phases the primary-aged pupil’s shine.