Talented Sixth Form students travelled to Loughborough University to work on their innovative engineering designs as part of a national project.
Two teams of Year 12 students have been working with industry experts to bring new designs to life as part of the prestigious Engineering Education Scheme.
One team is working on the creation of an Air Entrapment Solution, alongside professionals from Mott Macdonald Bentley, whilst the other group of budding engineers have partially built the prototype of their Nuclear Waste Dissector, which they have developed with the help of ANSALDO Nuclear.
Students were able to work on their projects using the facilities in Loughborough University’s engineering workshops and will now continue with their prototype builds after school and in weekly meetings with their supervising companies.
The national scheme is run by the Engineering Development Trust and allows small teams from different schools to take part in designing, building and presenting an engineering project that could be of significant use to a local engineering company.
Later this year, the teams will take part in a National Celebration and Assessment Day where they will get the chance to display their projects and present their work to a panel of judges.
Physics teacher, Mr A Britton, said: “The students all enjoyed the trip to Loughborough University and found it very useful.
“The MMB team built a test rig and carried out lots of experiments, whilst the ANSALDO team have managed to partially build their prototype.
“Both teams will now continue to work on their prototypes with their companies during weekly meetings in the school’s workshops.”