Residential Engineering

Congratulations to Year 10 student Alex Ogilvie who has successfully gained a place on a week-long residential engineering course at RAF Leeming this summer.

The girls-only course, which runs from the 1st to the 5th of August, aims to encourage its participants to take part in a range of activities aimed at dispelling the myth that only boys are considered for engineering jobs.   

During the week participants can expect to design and build products using a range of different materials whilst learning the practical applications of the techniques and processes they will be using.

They will work alongside real engineers, drawing on their knowledge and putting their new skills into practise. They will also gain valuable employment skills through teamwork, communication, time management, problem solving, planning and presentation.

Participants will ultimately work towards gaining a British Science CREST Award and an Industrial Cadet Award.

Alex commented: "I'm so excited! When Mrs Pindar gave me the information, I knew straight away I wanted to do it, but I also knew competition was fierce. I want to be an engineer when I'm older, so any experience I can get helps. It's an amazing opportunity to work alongside RAF engineers, and to learn about their jobs. I will also get to experience living in RAF barracks, eating RAF food and trying out the RAF assault course. I'm really looking forward to meeting other girls like me who are also interested in engineering."

We wish Alex the best of luck and we look forward to reporting on her experience in the new academic year.