Brooke Weston Sixth Formers have inspired young students at Corby Technical School with a recent assembly about their engineering project. The group are working on the Engineering Education Scheme and each student is having to devote at least 100 hours to it, which should also qualify them for the CREST Gold award. As technology is the focus of Corby Technical School, the assembly gave the Year 7 students an insight into the sort of extended projects they may tackle in just a few years.
Corey Clarke, Daniel Essom, Benedict Findlay and Vinh Ta who are working on a method of data transfer using a Raspberry Pi with a touch screen for the production process at Benteler Automotive while Jacob Guthrie, Phillipa Hawkley, Lewis Still and Daniel Tough are coming up with road safety improvements around Pattishall primary school. Both teams gave a short presentation at the assembly and afterwards the younger students were very positive:
Tyler from 7C said: ‘It was awesome’ while classmate Jess commented: ‘I liked the way the team used the Raspberry Pi as a tablet device.’ William said: ‘ It really inspired me to take part in the EES scheme when I am older.'
Principal Angela Reynolds said: ‘Our students have just completed the CREST Bronze award so it was good to see the high levels that they can aspire to when they reach the Gold level.’