The Imagineerium Initiative is a practice- based learning science technology engineering arts and maths (STEAM) project, designed for Coventry primary schools and helping to address design technology learning and the current 45% skills gap in creative engineering in the City. Children and teachers work with a team of professional artists and engineers on authentic commissions developing work- based competences and skills such as confidence, communication, perseverance, team work and entrepreneurship and enriching their imagination. Imagineer works with 5 primary schools each year.
The current commission (2017-19) is entitled Marvellous Mechanical Machines and is a series of moving pieces of public art designed to populate a new interactive cycle trail at The Charterhouse Heritage Park.
Funding partners include: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Premier Group, Medwell Hyde, Impression Technologies, John Haynes, MTC, Network Rail.
Research partner, The University of Warwick
STEM support, Arup
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Contacts: Kathy Leahy, Creative Director Kathi@imagineerproductions.co.uk; Jo Trowsdale, Teaching Fellow The University of Warwick Jo.email@example.com ; Sarah Leahy, Project Coordinator Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org