We are taking the Engine Shed on Tour


  • The “Engine Shed on Tour” bus was revealed on 23 January. The Engine Shed Tour will be starting on 1st March 2018
  • The Tour will make 32 stops over 4 months, to inspire more than 1000 young people about the breadth of exciting careers available in the West of England Region
  • The tour bus is fully fitted with computers and film making equipment for young people to use
  • Young people will create and share sixteen ‘360’ degree films,  that will offer viewers an insight into jobs in some of the region’s most exciting, innovative, and fast growing businesses



Engine Shed on Tour

From March to July 2018 Engine Shed will be working with ‘Boomsatuma’  to offer up to 100 secondary school pupils rare access to some of the region’s most exciting, innovative, and fast growing businesses. The lucky pupils will be working with ‘Boomsatsuma’ on the specially fitted ‘Engine Shed on Tour’ van (pictured) to create sixteen 360 degree films. These films will offer viewers an insight into our region’s best businesses and give a youth perspective on breadth of opportunities, and the skills needed to work there. The short films will be hosted on this page – so watch this space!


Taking the Tour to Primary Schools

After creating the 360 degree short films, the the secondary schools pupils will be taking the films and their 360 degree production skills to their local feeder primary school. The tour aims to work with over 1000 pupils from Years 5 and 6 to share the excitement.


Selecting Schools

This is a pilot project and the schools for this round of Engine Shed on Tour have already been selected. We will be visiting schools in North Somerset, Bristol, BANES and South Gloucestershire. Fitting with our ‘Diverse Workforce for the Future’ strategy, we are initially prioritising visiting schools in areas of multiple deprivation.


Engine Shed on Tour Sponsorship Opportunity

Engine Shed on Tour is an initiative developed through our ‘Call for Ideas’. Engine Shed has seed funded the development of the project and we want to support its continued to impact for young people from across the region. Organisations interested in sponsoring this activity to allow it to continue past July 2018 are encouraged to get in touch.



To find out more about our work with schools contact Lorraine at schools@engine-shed.co.uk


Background information 

Engine Shed on Tour is a project by Boomsatsuma, which was selected as one of four winners at Engine Shed’s Ideas Pitching event in October 2017. Boomsatsuma will staff the bus as it makes its journey around the region, applying their expertise in delivering projects to inspire young people, offering them unique creative experience, and helping develop skills to apply in tech and digital careers.

Mark Curtis, Creative Director of Boomsatsuma said:

“We’re delighted to see our vision come to life. The Engine Shed on Tour brings Boomsatsuma’s creative, educational, and film production skills together to inspire young people across the region. The bus will be fitted with state of the art equipment to build awareness around careers in sectors that may not seem accessible to children from all backgrounds.”

A key part of Engine Shed’s vision is to increase long-term, inclusive, sustainable economic growth by working with teachers and young people to support a diverse workforce for the future, and open sectors to future employees from wide ranging socioeconomic backgrounds.

Engine Shed Director Nick Sturge said:

“At Engine Shed, we celebrate innovation, collaboration, and diversity – and there’s nowhere better for us to champion this than within schools. Young people are the future, and Engine Shed on Tour will drive the desire and opportunities for young people to develop their skills in high technology sectors, resulting in high level recruitment in these industries for the South West, which is one of our integral goals. Diverse teams – whether at board level or at product-development level inevitably lead to better results and we hope that this project not only increases the long-term pipeline of diverse talent abut also raises the encourages employers to embrace diversity. We are also thrilled to be working with our friends at Boomsatsuma, who bring professionalism, energy and creativity to life in projects such as this.”

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