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Engineering students at Queen Elizabeth's get hands-on
2:00pm Sunday 21st October 2012 in Devon
YOUNG people from Queen Elizabeth’s School have been introduced to the world of engineering.
Pupils from the Crediton school got a taste of what it means to work on some of the country’s commercial aeroplanes at the annual ‘future engineers’ event hosted by Exeter University and Flybe.
Year 9 students took part in an informative and engaging day where they competed against pupils from other Devon schools. In the morning they spent their time completing various aviation-based activities at the university before later transferring to Flybe’s academy at Exeter Airport for a tour of the facilities and more challenges.
During the afternoon the students saw planes being serviced and repaired in the hangers. They spoke with Navy personnel, explored a chinook helicopter, practiced active service rations and made their own balsa wood planes that were launched from a moving model shop.
At the end of the day they all gathered in the Flybe conference room to hear the results of the day's competitions and challenges.
Queen Elizabeth’s students were pleased to be announced as joint winners.
Technology teacher Phil Chudley said: “This is such a great event for the students. We achieved a brilliant result. A huge congratulations to all the students that attended”.
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