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Tomorrow’s Engineers At President Kennedy School

Year 9 students at President Kennedy School have enjoyed a unique opportunity to discover what a career in engineering is all about.  From taking part in live engineering challenges to learning from real life professionals, students have been finding out what working in engineering could mean for them.

All Year 9 students attended a lecture by Rosie Coates of Tomorrow’s Engineers, an organisation promoting science and technology careers in schools.  Last week, she set the scene by demonstrating through a number of spectacular and noisy experiments how engineers work in the real world. This has been followed by a number of workshops requiring the students to create their own innovations to solve real life engineering problems. Students also worked in groups to create, test and improve robot buggies.

The workshops have been organised by Head of Design & Technology, Michelle Minvielle. She commented, “Normal lessons provide students with the skills, concepts and qualifications to pursue a career in engineering. However, these workshops generate enthusiasm for the subject and help promote engineering as a real career option for boys and girls alike. The students have loved the experience. It has been a huge success.”

Students will also attend the TeenTech event at the Ricoh Arena on 19th October where Students will spend a day doing hands on experiments and challenges with over 120 engineers and scientists from top global and regional companies.