Young LEGO engineers visit the House of Commons

In a celebration of talented young minds, five winning teams from the Engineers of the Future competition visited the House of Commons, London, UK.

Engineers of the Future is a competition involving robotics and coding, that challenges children between the ages of 7 and 16. This year it ran as part of the government’s Year of Engineering campaign, with support from LEGO Education and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Sessions in schools were led by engineers using LEGO Education coding and robotics kits to inspire children with hands-on learning. Five teams who competed and went on to win were invited to the House of Commons to celebrate their success and demonstrate their completed projects.

“Working with Lego Education and the Institution of Engineering of Technology, we have been able get many schoolchildren involved in engineering projects for the first time – a vital way of showing young people from all backgrounds the amazing things they could achieve as engineers,” said Minister for the Year of Engineering Nusrat Ghani.

“Our core mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow, equipping children from an early age with the right skills to succeed, whatever their background or ambition. Today’s showcase is about recognising those children and giving them a platform to share their innate creativity, passion and aptitude for STEM with decision makers. We are delighted to have supported the government on this initiative and believe it sends a clear message about the importance of investing in the development of key skills from an early age,” said LEGO Senior VP Western Europe Victor Saeijs.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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