Residential Engineering Experience
Mossland School students put their design, technology, engineering and maths talents to the test in a unique engineering challenge
Independent educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust joined forces professional from the Royal Navy, Rolls Royce, Jaguar Land Rover and Transport for London in at Engineering Experience residential at the University of Liverpool from the 8th to 10th April.
Mossland School students put their design, technology, engineering and maths talents to the test in a unique engineering challenge devised by the participating companies.
Callum Towers, Michael Tyler, Owen Cross, Jacob Newman and Rory Gibson – “ The Smallpeice Trust residential gave us a clear insight into the world of engineering by working with professionals from engineering firms such as Rolls Royce and Jaguar Land Rover among others. We were split into teams with other students from schools all over the country. This allowed us to mix with like minded individuals that we didn’t necessarily know. Working as part of a team was critical to the success of the design and make projects, using different people’s skills.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Smallpeice residential experience, and would recommend it to anyone interested in engineering. Not only do you learn valuable life lessons, but you also learn about the wide variety of roles professional engineers undertake as part of their job roles. This helped us to think about possible course and career opportunities in the future.”
The school’s G&T Coordinator, Brian Taylor said: “We were delighted to be given this opportunity. The Engineering Experience has encouraged our pupils to connect the taught elements of science, design and technology to what happens in engineering in the outside world. By taking part in residentials, we have found that many students have been inspired to work harder within the fields of STEM to achieve their future goals.”