The Perse School

Engineering the future

8 Dec 2014

On Wednesday 3 December, 16 aspiring sixth form engineers attended an ‘Engineering Your Future’ event at Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire.

After a three hour coach journey the group arrived at Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire. After a short talk from an engineer at the site, talking about the interesting and varied work she does as an engineer, the students split off into school groups to do a range of activities. They learnt about how off shore wind farms were built and made bridges with zip ties and lolly sticks. The group also enjoyed a tour around the synchrotron, which proved very interesting as we witnessed a beam dump and restart in action. The students also had the opportunity to network and talk with people in the industry during their lunch break.

This was a really valuable and insightful day for our students, which may have inspired them to pursue a career in engineering.

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