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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.



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