Education Network members inspired to engage their communities with STEM

The impact of Primary Engineer across the UK.

STEM education was the primary focus of the latest Community Rail Education Network meeting, which was held on Thursday 16 March.

Andrew Norris from Primary Engineer came to discuss the Rail Engineer project, and how community rail partnerships can get involved alongside their local schools and train operators.

The project aims to upskill primary teachers by showing them how to run a ten-week programme aimed at inspiring pupils into STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers. Local engineering organisations and rail companies sponsor the Rail Engineer project, so it is free for schools to engage with. Primary Engineer organise the whole programme, including the arrangement of a visit from an engineer to a class. 

For more details about the programme, please contact Andrew Norris on

The Education Network is open to anyone with an interest in railway education. The next meeting will be held on Thursday 20 April – if you would like to join the Network, please contact Education and Youth Engagement Advisor Karen Bennett on

All meeting notes and recordings are available to view on the Education Network website.