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On the right track at Haygrove School
7:40pm Sunday 28th October 2012 in News
HAYGROVE School students in Bridgwater took part in a one-day railway engineering challenge.
Year nine students were tasked with designing a lightweight bridge with a track through it, being judged on costs, stability and aesthetics.
The STEM day – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – was part of a joint initiative between independent educational charity, the Smallpeice Trust, the Lloyds’ Register Educational Trust and the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering, involving 2,000 students nationwide.
Haygrove head of design and technology Mark Featherstone said: “We were delighted to be given this opportunity to demonstrate how the taught elements of science, design and technology are implemented through engineering in the outside world.
"The students taking part have been really encouraged by this experience and are inspired to work harder within the fields of STEM to achieve their future goals.”