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Farrans announces sponsorship of Engineers Week 2024


We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with Engineers Ireland Northern Region to support Engineers Week 2024.

Taking place from 4th-8th March 2024 at schools and learning hubs across the region, Engineers Week is a celebration of innovation, creativity, and the limitless possibilities of STEAM education.

To launch the week-long calendar of events, a competition is now open to encourage young minds aged 5-14 throughout Northern Ireland to explore the biggest challenges in STEAM and propose their innovative solutions.

Participants can express their ideas through posters, poems, essays, songs, designs – the more creative, the better with exciting prizes awaiting the top entries in each age category, including a classroom visit from The Science Room and a £25 book voucher for the winning pupil of each category.

The STEAM Competition, can be accessed here: EW24 STEAM Competition

Competition entries should be scanned, with the pupils’ name, class and school clearly identified to:

Closing date is Friday 23rd Feb.

Jonny Kerr, Operations Director, Civils Division at Farrans Construction said:

“We are delighted to partner with Engineers Ireland as they roll out Engineers Week to Northern Ireland for the first time this year. As a business we invest in the future generation of our industry and the calendar of events, which includes The Big Bridge, Scientific Sue and workshops with inspirational companies like Lego, aligns with our aspiration to encourage more young people to consider a career in this industry. We look forward to working with all of the partners, schools and pupils involved to deliver a really impactful and exciting learning initiative.”

Frank Given, Chair of Engineers Ireland Northern Region said: “This competition is a wonderful opportunity for young learners to showcase their creativity, problem-solving skills, and passion for making a positive impact on the world through STEAM.

“There are exciting opportunities for corporate sponsors to get involved with Engineers Week 2024 and to make this exciting competition possible. Together, we are nurturing the next generation of innovators, engineers, and problem solvers.”