The Imagineerium Initiative

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The Imagineerium Initiative is a practice-based learning STEAM* project designed for Coventry primary schools. It is helping to improve learning in design and technology, inspired in part by the 45% skills gap in creative engineering in the City.

Children and teachers are working 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.

Marvellous Mechanical Machines – is a series of moving pieces of public art designed to populate a new interactive cycle trail at The Charterhouse Heritage Park.

This three year project is now coming to an end with the achievement of 9 prototype moving models. Imagineer is now beginning the next phase of development in partnership with local businesses and funders to begin to realise the final artworks.

The Imagineerium Initiative

Funding partners: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Premier Group, Medwell Hyde, Impression Technologies, John Haynes, MTC, Network Rail, City College, Balgit Shargill, Complex Development Projects.

Research partner: The University of Warwick 

STEM support: Arup  

Contacts:
Kathy Leahy, Creative Director
Kathi@imagineerproductions.co.uk
Jo Trowsdale, Teaching Fellow The University of Warwick  Jo.trowsdale@warwick.ac.uk
Sarah Leahy, Project Coordinator
Sarah.leahy1@yahoo.ie  

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths

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