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A new group of Sixth form students were at the launch of this academic year's Engineering Education Scheme.

 The four students making up this year's team -  Andre, Shane, Zack and Charlotte - attended a team-building day at HMS Raleigh on 1 October 2015 as part of the Engineering Development Trust (South West) (EDT) project.

 The EDT is the largest provider of STEM enrichment activities for young people in the UK and one of the schemes they manage is the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) which provides real engineering projects for student teams to work on with guidance from engineers from linked Enterprise companies.

As well as an introduction to fire-fighting techniques and safety systems students also attended a session about project management and there was some planning time with engineering mentors followed by the all-important project brief.

This time the group has to design a device which will carry loads up and down ladders at the dockyard.

"After a hearty lunch, cerebral activity gave way to physical as students were put through their paces by the PTS via a stretcher run and some very heavy weights," said Mrs Parker, the College's Careers co-ordinator.

"At the end of the day we returned to school with a much better understanding of teamwork, with resilience tried and tested and great enthusiasm for the task ahead!"

Last year's group of budding engineers from the College won the regional heat with their idea for a robot which can inspect confined tanks on warships and submarines.

Students Engineer A Robot Win

Engineers Praised At National Finals

 A Science Lesson With A Difference

Sniffing Out Engineering Excellence With Bloodhound

 

 

 Stoke Damerel News Archive: Academic Year 2015/16

 

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