Fledgling engineers invited to free film screening

An engineering student saves the day in the latest Hollywood blockbuster to be screened free of charge by the Rochester Bridge Trust.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 tells a story of teamwork, problem solving and ingenuity as Silver the engineering student leads her friends to defend their home island from invasion.

Claire Saunders, Education Officer at the Rochester Bridge Trust, explained: “When it comes to inspiring children, nothing beats storytelling. Angry Birds 2 is a colourful, entertaining story that emphasises the impact engineering concepts can have on the world. It’s also good that it shows a female engineer, helping to breakdown gender stereotypes before they can be developed in children’s minds.

“We invite families, friends, teachers and youth organisations to reserve their free places to come along and be inspired by the big screen – to see engineering in action and to be inspired to study the STEM subjects and become the civil engineers of tomorrow.”

The film will be shown at Cineworld Rochester, on the morning of Wednesday, 19th February. It will be free of charge (places must be booked) and with subtitles to reach out to as wide an audience as possible. The screening will be autism-friendly.

Before the film begins, viewers will be invited to take part in some of their own engineering challenges with hands-on learning activities in the cinema, starting at 10.30am. The film will be shown at 11am and is rated U.

Tickets are free but must be booked, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rochester-bridge-trusts-free-family-film-screening-of-angry-birds-2-tickets-92013469765? or email education@rbt.org.uk to register.

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