Primary Engineer® is delighted to announce WarnerMedia as a national funding partner for its STATWARS® Competition.
The competition consists of a free-to-schools STATWARS® Film & TV project, designed to inspire and educate young people about the power of data in decision making. As an educational project, it enables young people in primary and secondary schools across the UK to make rich cross-curricular connections between mathematics, the world of work and their own learning, as they work through a topic that is meaningful, relevant and contemporary.
Dr Susan Scurlock MBE, CEO and Founder of Primary Engineer®, said: “We are thrilled WarnerMedia has joined us in taking STATWARS® to the classroom. The STATWARS® Film & TV project encourages young people to design a film or TV series based on data, while encouraging them to apply mathematics not just creatively, but logically, to collect, analyse and present data, in addition to drawing on their own personal experiences of what makes great entertainment.”
During the course of the project, young people will have multiple opportunities to engage with data professionals from WarnerMedia and ask their questions on the use of data in Film & TV.
Scott Joslin, Senior Vice President International Data Strategy, WarnerMedia said: “WarnerMedia is not only a first-in-class media company but a robust technology organisation that uses data to bring content to life in exciting new ways. We are proud to support Primary Engineer’s STATWARS®: Film & TV project and its goal to introduce a new generation of storytellers and young creative innovators to the important role data plays within entertainment and media.”
STATWARS® is a data project, with multiple curriculum links to science, mathematics, computing, engineering as well as English and even geography. The engagement with data specialists and industry professionals in the competition allows pupils multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. STATWARS® has been developed by Primary Engineer® and is fully funded across the UK by several funding partners. STATWARS® provides free teaching resources including lesson plans, activity sheets and video tutorials to unlock the value of data, as well as live interviews with data experts and skills sessions from experts. For more information visit www.statwarscompetition.com.
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. The organization also includes Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers.
About Primary Engineer
STATWARS® is a fully-funded annual competition developed by Primary Engineer®. Primary Engineer is an educational not-for-profit organisation that provides a suite of programmes to encourage children from 3 to 19 years to consider STEM and data careers. Primary Engineer inspires children, pupils, parents and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions, and engagement with industry professionals to ensure the learning has a context to the wider world. Primary Engineer promotes engineering and data careers and addresses the diversity and gender imbalance in engineering and data with early years, primary and secondary pupils. For further information visit www.primaryengineer.com.