Iniative helps young engineers forge ahead

April 26 2014

BUDDING engineers from a Bristol school got the chance to learn from the experts.

BUDDING engineers from a Bristol school got the chance to learn from the experts. 

Fairfield High School in Horfield was selected by Airbus to be involved in Tomorrow's Engineers, an initiative led by Engineering UK and the Royal Academy of Engineering to highlight career opportunities.

The event involved a show about engineering around the world, followed by workshops led by people working in the industry.

Follow-up work and activities, including an event for parents, are included in the programme, which is running in 40 schools in the South West as part of moves to encourage children to pursue science, technology and maths (STEM) subjects.

Fairfield High School was STEM school of the year in 2012.

Chris Long, from the school, said: “This provides a fantastic opportunity for all our Year 8 students and those in Year 9 who have opted to take engineering for GCSE to find out more about what is involved from people with real-life experience.”