Congratulations to two of our students who have been selected for coveted Women in Engineering scholarships.
Both girls have won places at the Women in Engineering Conference at the University of Aberdeen this July. Jocelyn is in the Lower Sixth (studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and German) and Sydney is in Year 11, about to go on study leave ahead of her GCSEs. Only 45 scholarships are available for 15 – 17 year olds across the UK. The conference provides an opportunity for them to explore engineering in both a university setting and in the workplace, participating in an interactive programme with hands-on activities and face-to-face contact with female engineers. There will also be a visit to BP’s headquarters in Aberdeen, where students will have a chance to interact with engineers working on and offshore. Well done to both girls.
Jocelyn and a fellow Sixth Former, Sky, have recently set up a new lunchtime Engineering Club for all year groups. Each week, they encourage younger pupils to have a go at building things, considering design and structure, as well inviting engineers to share their experiences and projects they’ve worked on. In the first session, students built towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows and found out why triangles are the strongest shape to use when building this type of structure.