A team of Year 12 students designed the prototype of a tool to be used in the steel-making process as part of a scheme that encourages young engineers, mathematicians and designers to overcome a real-life industry problem.
Sixth Formers Tristan Macro, Adrian Matthew, Sebastian Keightley and Matthew Atkin took part in this year’s Engineering Education scheme where steel manufacturers, Tata, gave them a specific task to accomplish. This is the ninth year that a team of students from Brooke Weston has taken part in the scheme.
Design Technology teacher Mr Barrett said: ‘The group had to design a tool to smooth the rough edge where the pipe had been cut and it had to be adaptable to accommodate differing diameters of tube. The students came up with a device with a rack and pinion gear. The students gave a presentation at the recent Celebration Day that was held at Loughborough University where there was a keynote speech by one of the leading engineers at Rolls Royce. Our team this year have to be congratulated for maintaining their enthusiasm for the project the whole way through.’