New Long Marston partnership with Primary Engineer

Porterbrook has joined forces with Primary Engineer again to deliver a new Rail Project to 10 schools in the Long Marston area.

Primary Engineer is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging more young people to consider careers in STEM related professions. The Long Marston project is the next step in the partnership between Porterbrook and Primary Engineer, following the delivery of successful projects for schools in the East Midlands.

The Rail Project provides both Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 teachers and pupils with creative, practical projects using rail engineering as the vehicle.

Ben Ackroyd, Chief Operating Officer at Porterbrook, said: “The community and businesses in and around Long Marston have played a significant role in supporting Porterbrook’s vision for the Rail Innovation Centre since we took over last June.

“Some of the most exciting innovations taking place in the railway today are being led by our talented engineers at the site, and we hope our new project with Primary Engineer will inspire the local bright minds of the future to follow in their footsteps.”

Andrew Norris, the Primary Engineer Head of Partnerships for Central England, said: “I have been lucky enough to meet a number of engineers from Porterbrook recently and have been struck by their passion for the rail industry.

"Their enthusiasm is contagious and I’m sure linking these professionals with pupils in Warwickshire will inspire the next generation of rail engineers and set them on the path to a fantastic career utilising the power of engineering”

Long Marston RIC is Porterbrook’s 135-acre rail connected site in Warwickshire, which includes a 3.5km test track loop, rolling stock storage, a training centre and high-quality office space. Since Porterbrook took over the site in June 2021 over £3m has been invested to modernise and enhance the facilities.