Over the last year two teams of Design & Technology and Physics students worked on the Engineering Education Scheme. The Engineering Education Scheme is set up to give students a real life problem set by different companies across the country. We were paired with EDF Energy at Burton Power Station where the teams were tasked with solving a problem on leak detection and level of diesel in a chamber. Both teams worked extremely hard alongside taking their A-levels, supported by the engineers from the power station and the teachers, Mr Pickett, Mr Price and Mr Finney. Many hours were spent researching, designing and developing and making their systems.
During the project the students spent a day at Snibston Discovery Centre in Leicester to kick off the event, three days at Loughborough University working on the concept, a trip to Burton Power Station and culminated in a Celebration and Assessment Day where we travelled to Solihull for the Midland regional groups. There the students had to display and exhibit their work and present their findings and solution to a panel of judges from industry.
Work will be on display in the Design & Technology A-Level Show on Wednesday 13th June.