University awarded funding to encourage engineering in schools

04 July 2018

The Royal Academy of Engineering has awarded the University funding to help engage local schoolchildren with engineering.

The academy awarded the LASAR (Learning about Science and Religion) research team at Christ Church £26,893 to go towards creating workshops for students aged nine to 11 within schools in Kent.

These workshops will help children work together with engineers, to think like engineers, creating and solving problems and coming up with new inventions. 

The project hopes to inspire the next generation and ignite schoolchildren’s interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.

The research team will be asking ‘Big Questions’, where they will encourage young people to think about questions that relate to science, religion, artificial intelligence and a variety of other subjects. 

If you’re interested in getting involved, either as a school or an engineer, please contact

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with 16,000 students across Kent and Medway. Its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • Over 94% of our UK undergraduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.

*2015/16 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey



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