Exciting and interactive challenges planned for this year’s virtual Bring It On

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Our annual event, Bring It On North East will be taking place November 4th 2021 and following the success of our virtual programme last year we’re building on that to bring you a bigger, better and more interactive version.

‘This Year’s event is themed Net Zero North East – Engineering Your Future, and will coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).’



We have a whole host of challenges and activities planned for pupils. Three of these will be showcased on the day of the event, and all others will be available for teachers to download from our website preceding the event. Here we reveal some of what you can look forward to later this year!

Love computing? We are giving young people the chance to get behind the (virtual) wheel and take control of some autonomous vehicles. This can be done through an online programme at home or in school.

Sustainability is high on everyone’s agenda these days and we want young people to look at the design of existing train stations and think of ways to make them more sustainable. Trouble-shooting and adaptability is a big part of many engineering roles and this challenge will help pupils to think critically whilst working on a real-life scenario.

‘Mechanically minded? We want young people to challenge their innovative minds to help create opportunities for energy recovery systems on machinery.’

It’s fair to say that most of us now have smart technology as an integral part of our lives in the form of fitness trackers, smart speakers and video doorbells to name a few. We want pupils to design Internet of Things pathways that help to reduce power consumption.

We also have an exciting opportunity for pupils to use real architect drawings to design an energy efficient base for offshore operations for some first-hand experience of what working in this kind of role might be like.

We’ve got a diverse range of activities to make every brain tick and we’re excited to share our best virtual event yet with you all. Register on our website to stay up-to-date with all of our latest developments.


“Last year our virtual programme was very well received and we’re proud that we were able to deliver a Bring It On programme despite the pandemic. In 2021 we’re adding a more interactive element to the virtual programme to better connect young people to North East Engineers, as we move towards a return to the ‘live’ Bring it On Engineering Exhibition in 2022.”