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    Engineering is Not Just for Blokes

    On Thursday 22nd June 12 Ferrer’s students from years 7 – 9 visited the University of Northampton to take part in a day aimed at encouraging more women to enter careers linked to Engineering.

    The day started with a presentation by Christine Powley-Williams who shared with us the journey she had taken to reach her current position which inspired the girls to engage in the taster workshops. Workshops on offer included: Slime and whose Skin is it anyway, Ultrasonic Non-destructive Evaluation and Meet Red, Smurf and Friends and from these ‘taster’ sessions the girls signed up to participate in a longer more focused workshop later in the day.

    The remainder of the day was spent listening to a second speaker who explained many of the roles in her company and answered lots of questions from the audience. Following lunch the girls had a chance to network with the students from the other schools attending which was a new experience for them.

    All the students involved rose to the challenges of the day and were a credit to the Ferrers. The girls would also like to thank Mrs Kenton who not only organised the event but drove the mini bus so we were able to attend.

    26.06.17

     

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