Transport Scotland is looking for future engineers to join their Fantastic Forth future engineers summer programme in South Queensferry which begins next week.
This is a six week programme of activities from Monday to Friday running from 1 July 2019 to 9 August 2019. It is intended to encourage families to explore the Forth Bridges and find out about becoming an engineer.
There will be a range of activities on offer for all ages including :
• Designing and building a bridge
• Taking part in the Towers Challenge or the Lego model challenge
• Constructing a Queensferry Crossing deck section and many more.
There are also Family Quests, Forth Road Bridge Walks and pre-bookable engineer-led workshops each week.
All activities are offered are free of charge, building on the Forth Replacement Crossing project’s successful outreach and education programme.
During the academic year over 7,000 school pupils have visited the Forth Bridges education centre and 30,000 have visited since it opened six years ago.
Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity Michael Matheson said:
“As a parent myself I know it can be a challenge keeping children and young people occupied during the summer months. So I’m delighted that we are able to offer these free activities throughout the school holidays this summer.
“The Forth Bridges education centre is a great place to visit to learn more about the three centuries of engineering sat side by side. It’s also an excellent base from which to explore both the bridges themselves and the local area.
“There are lots of opportunities to learn about engineering, bridge building and the Forth bridges. It’s also a great way for families to spend time together, have fun and hopefully, spark an interest in engineering among children and young people.”
Full details of the programme are available on the Transport Scotland/Forth Bridges website https://www.theforthbridges.org/visit/fantastic-forth-future-engineers-summer-fun/
The Forth Bridges Contact and Education Centre in Queensferry is the hub of all activities and is located at Ferrymuir Gait, Queensferry, EH30 9QU