Date(s) - Mar 5, 2019
9:00am - 3:30pm
Pride Park Stadium
Education Outreach Day in Each School: Opportunity to Sponsor Your Local School!
Participating schools will benefit from a day’s outreach activity prior to the main iRail day. This means we will reach considerably more students than previously. The school sessions will raise the profile of rail (in the broadest sense) and set the scene for the challenges that will be tackled by the school teams in March.
iRail Challenge Day: 5th March 2019
9.00am – 3.30pm iRail STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) Challenge involving teams from schools across Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. In addition to the STEAM challenge the day includes visits to Bombardier and East Midlands Control Centre. There are also opportunities for organisations to exhibit and showcase their products and services during the day with a particular emphasis on raising the profile of their organisation and its activities to potential future recruits.
Teachers ‘Rail Careers Awareness Workshop’
Running alongside the main iRail event we will also be hosting a teacher’s rail industry awareness workshop. Teachers are key influencers of young people and are often the first source of careers advice. Our short workshop will help to educate teacher’s about the 21st century railway and the jobs and careers potentially available to their students.
iRail is RFM’s flagship rail specific outreach programme. It is an expensive event to run every year and we need ongoing support and sponsorship from as many members as possible to be able to continue to offer this fantastic event to our local schools.
Member Help Needed in 2019
IRail 2019 will involve a significant number of additional schools and we urgently need volunteers to support the school outreach days by being Ambassadors. Ambassadors support rather than lead the sessions on the day. Their experience helps to make the content delivered more real for the students. To volunteer or find out more please go to https://www.learnbydesign.co.uk/stem-ambassadors/