Tuesday 16th September 2008 by C. Freeman
Year 12 students can apply to join the Engineering Education Scheme at Brooke Weston. The scheme, which gives students an insight into the world of engineering, poses a real life problem and students are expected to work as a team to come up with practical solutions.
The four-strong team, along with those from other schools, will attend a residential workshop at the University of Northampton and finally present their finished work to industry experts at a 'celebration day' in spring/summer 2009.
In previous years the Brooke Weston contingent has come up with ways of carrying steel tubes, removing waste oil from swarf and putting wiring in lamp-posts. Last year's team came up with an ingenious way of sampling hazardous chemicals based on a clockwork cat-feeder. They each put in more than 100 hours on the project and were awarded the CREST Gold certificates for their efforts.
Brooke Weston has expert input from local firm, Corus, and their engineering manager, Mr Steve Goode, devises the annual project and provides invaluable help and advice at all stages in the design process.
Year 12 students wishing to take part should apply online using the link below, print out the completed form and give it to Mr Barrett in Design and Technology. After shortlisting, interviews will take place on 30 September and the scheme will launch here on 9 October.