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Budding Young Engineers

Posted: 24th January 2017

The Technology Department welcomed for the second year running the Young Engineers Association, represented by Nigel Moore, an Aeronautical engineer, and Shawn Brown, a renewable energy engineer.  They presented an engaging challenge to both year 7 & 8 pupils.  A selection of pupils from both years were invited to create highly efficient wind turbine blades, and see who could generate the highest milliwatt output.  They then had to develop the chassis and body shape for an electric car - which of course then needed to be raced.

 

Much excitement and fun was had by all, but despite the lighthearted nature of the event, the pupils also found out about the more serious career possibilities in the huge field of engineering.