My amazing model

I reused some of the pots my mam washes and puts in the cupboard under the sink to make my recycled junk model.

Skittles triangle!

Me and Uncle Phil tried making a triangle.

Orange and red Skittles!

We started experimenting with different colours and patterns.

A blackbird we found

We found this blackbird in the car park near mum’s work

My junk house

Do you like my egg-box roof?

Ducks by the pond

We spotted these whilst having a picnic.


We think these are sparrows!

Tales of Engineering – call for volunteers

Some of our primary books

NUSTEM has been awarded a prestigious Ingenious Public Engagement Award by the Royal Academy of Engineering to support our Tales of Engineering project. The project will connect professional engineers with pre-school children and their families to share their love of Engineering.

In relaxed and friendly activity sessions, engineers and families will read an engineering-related storybook together, then take part in a simple hands-on engineering activity.

As the project gets underway, we are looking for individuals with an engineering background who are keen to develop their public engagement skills, promote their field of work, and contribute to the diversity of the engineering sector.

Volunteer engineers will contribute approximately 10 hours of their time over a period of 10 months. NUSTEM will offer support at every step, providing public engagement training, helping in the choice of a suitable book, co-creating an interactive activity, and supporting the delivery of the reading sessions in local schools and cultural spaces.

If you think you can support this project, please get in touch: email You’re also very welcome to attend our kick-start event: A kick-start event will take place later this month and details can be found in our events calendar.

Junk Car