Our experienced Education Officer can bring World War Two history and STEM ideas to life with real historic artefacts and engineering know-how.

Self-Powered Vehicle Challenge

This workshop lasts 2.5 hours and is designed for Key Stage 2 learners to build STEM skills.

First, we’ll explore who REME are and what they do in the British Army. Then we’ll move onto a writing task, focused on teamwork and logical planning: key attributes of the modern soldier. Finally we’ll get stuck into making a rubber band powered vehicle in small groups. We’ll bring the kit!

REME in World War Two

Delivered in-class, this session takes 2.5 hours and can be tailored for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.

After we’ve found out about REME, we’ll have a look at some real letters, sent by a soldier in World War Two. We’ve also got some historic artefacts for your group to handle. Together, we’ll use these items to talk about what wartime was like for soldiers and those on the home front.

Make a Booking

Contact us to find out more and get your outreach session in the diary. Our sessions follow a standard lesson plan but we’re more than happy to adapt to you needs.

For sessions in your classroom, we charge £5 per attendee.

All pupils receive a voucher offering free entry to the REME Museum for a year after their workshop.


Our Online Learning resources can be used as preparation for your outreach session, as activities for after your workshop to help with continued learning, or even as a standalone exercise.