Friday 9th October 2009 by C. Freeman
Sixth Formers are being urged to register for their chance to go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see major engineering projects somewhere in the world. Lloyds Register and Young Engineers are running the trip next October to a surprise destination. Previous trips have visited New York, the Netherlands and Croatia.
To be eligible for a place students aged between 16 and 19 years old should send a personal statement of 300 words explaining why they should be selected. A judging panel will then shortlist finalists for a telephone interview before winners are chosen.
Mr Barrett said: 'This is a great opportunity which students with an interest in engineering or technology should apply for. Previous trips have included tours of places that the public just wouldn't get to see so to be in with a chance of an all-expenses paid trip to a surprise destination is an opportunity not to be missed.'
For other students who are too young to apply, Mr Barrett will be leading a Young Engineers club starting next term. It will run on a Thursday night from 16:15 until 17:30. Students from all year groups are welcome. 'It will include engineering challenges like bridge building, tower building and there's lots of competitions that we can get involved in plus lots of ideas on the Young Engineers website to try out.'