Engineers Good Ideas! (KS1)

Build your tool kit of engineering skills to solve real world problems.
  • Engineers Good Ideas!

    How do you move the mail under London? Train to be a Mail Rail engineer. Test shapes and investigate materials to build a tunnel. Experiment with forces and use scientific thinking test ideas to power the train.

    Students will:

    • Test the strength of shapes to build strong tunnels
    • Investigate materials and their properties
    • Experiment with push and pull forces


    Curriculum Links

    Science, Design & Technology, History, Maths

  • Session information:

    • Reception and KS1
    • 45 minutes
    • Max 35 students
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


    Visit activities:

    Engineers Good Ideas!, Exhibitions, Lunch slot, Mail Rail ride, Sorted! (optional)

    Visit cost:

    • Engineers Good Ideas! with Mail Rail ride: £180 per class
    • Engineers Good Ideas! with Mail Rail ride and Sorted!: £220 per class

What teachers tell us

“Very informative & tricky concepts explained in a child friendly way” – Year 2 teacher

“Interesting and engaging way to introduce the science and engineering links to the postal system” – Year 1 teacher