Lowestoft Engineering Project

We are very proud to be part of this project launched by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The project aims to generate enthusiasm and a stronger skills base among Lowestoft’s young people through first-hand experience of engineering, visits to companies, real engineering projects, challenges, and other extra-curricular activities. By building links between schools and local employers, the project aims to show young people  the engineering work opportunities in the area.

There is expected to be a demand for 1.8 million new engineers and technicians in the UK by 2022. However, there is a lack of people taking up training in the industry and a shortfall of over 550,000 is expected. To help address this demand and create a long-term sustainable skills supply in Suffolk, the Royal Academy of Engineering is setting up the Lowestoft Engineering Project to encourage more young people from a more diverse range of backgrounds to become engineers and technicians.

In 2016 we received a grant of £1,500 which we used to buy a class set of Lego Weedo.  We were also visited by an engineer called Steve Smyth who taught our Y3 and Y4 how to make cantilever bridges and a variety of battery powered vehicles.

In 2017 we visited Sizewell Power Station to learn about energy and how electricity is generated from uranium and steam.


St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School
Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0DG
Tel: 01502 565384
Email: office@stmarysrcps.org

Please contact the school office if you require a paper copy of the information on our website or wish to speak to our SENCo - Mrs Ware.