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Primary Engineering Celebration Day

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Our partner primary schools have been kept busy this year undertaking an engineering challenge set by the Design and Technology department. Each competing school were provided with a starter kit which contained materials required to undertake the challenge. The materials were kindly provided by the South Shropshire Engineering Ambassadors who have been providing further support within school to those undertaking the challenge. The ambassadors have also been heavily involved in delivery of the challenge in schools and the celebration day which took place this term. The celebration day included workshops ran by Mouchel, local civil engineers who look after Shropshire roads.

The challenge was to design, develop and build a machine which features pneumatic based moving parts. The machine must be designed to help the construction industry in some way. The aim of the programme is that boys and girls, from an early age, will aspire to become designers and makers – the engineers of the future.

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A celebration day was held in June to showcase the work the pupils had produced with each school competing against each other to determine an overall winner. Primary schools from Bishops Castle, Berriew, Bucknell, Clunbury, Hope, Lydbury North, Onny, Norbury and St Georges Clun all took part in the challenges.

All the schools involved had done a fantastic job when under taking the challenge and did equally well when completing the engineering challenges during the celebration day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the organisation of the challenge and all the pupils who took part.

Mr McMahon

Design & Technology

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