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Inspiring a future generation of engineers

On 12 May our Year 10 DT students enjoyed a practical afternoon getting hands-on in an engineering workshop run by STEM works.

STEM works is a not-for-profit organisation that works in Gloucestershire schools to inspire young people from all backgrounds to consider careers in Engineering, Science and Technology.

The aim of the day was to give students a taste of what it is like to be an engineering designer. Their challenge was to use their science and engineering know-how, to design and build a system for sending a secret message by building a robotic device and communications tower.

Students were split into six competitive groups and had to use teamwork, good communication, ingenuity, IT and practical skills to complete the inventive task, which was divided into the following five elements: design, build, test, evaluation and demonstration.

Members of the top two winning teams will now be invited to represent CCS at this year's Lockheed Martin Engineering Challenge which takes place at The Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford on 9 July.

Simon Kettle, from STEM works said: "It was a pleasure to come to Chipping Campden School and work with our potential future engineers. I hope the day has inspired them and show the opportunities that a career in engineering can offer."

Well done to all who participated and particularly to John, Matthew, Sadie, William, Barney, Joe, James, Oliver and Ryan who were in the top two teams.

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