Engineering For Families

engineering for Families is a 6-week, extra-curricular STEM club for children in Upper Key Stage 2 and their families.

Each week families are encouraged to solve real-world engineering challenges based around 5 engineering disciplines.

During the course, families develop their understanding of Engineering and develop their engineering and craft skills.

The original development of the resource was funded by the Platten Family Fund at the Community Foundation.

View the training video which gives more information about the ‘builds’ in the sessions. We recommend that you watch the video before planning and
delivering the course: 


NUSTEM is an outreach and research group based at Northumbria University in Newcastle.

Working with schools and teachers we develop activities and resources that support teachers to showcase careers to children, young people and families.

We believe that by supporting children, families and teachers to identify how their personal characteristics align with the characteristics of people that work in STEM, children (and their influencers) will feel more confident that a career in STEM is for ‘people like them’. Alongside this, NUSTEM shows the breadth and application of STEM in the world around us.

To find out more about NUSTEM please visit

NUSTEM’s vision is for a vibrant and sustainable STEM sector which meets the needs of learners and employers, reflecting the diversity of wider society.