HOUSE: Engineering Event
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week was held on the 4th-8th November. At Presdales we celebrated the week with visiting Engineers and the House Competition ‘The Egg Challenge’.
On Tuesday lunchtime, three engineers, Daniella, Sally and Chai, from Volker Fitzpatrick, came to talk to students. They described the different routes into Engineering. Daniella, who is currently studying Civil Engineering at University and undertaking her work placement with VolkerFitzpatrick, shared her experiences with the girls.
Sally and Chai talked about projects that VolkerFitzpatrick have worked on including the upgrade of Tottenham Hale Railway station.
Wednesday was ‘Egg Challenge’ day. Teams from Years 7 to 9 launched eggs from the top of the mansion staircase. They had been given the task to design a vehicle to transport an egg safely from the top of the staircase to the ground (photos above).
A massive thank you to Tess and Mike Engineers from WSP who came into school to Judge the Competition.
Well done to the Winners:
Year 7 – Sophie Burch, Amelia Mekni, Shanelle Bryant-McCormack and Tiffany Martin-Cox
Year 8 – Tierney Gaines
Year 9 – Charlotte Payne and Stephanie Moor
On Thursday lunchtime, ex-Presdales student, Ruth Wilson, came and talked about her experiences as a Civil Engineer. During her career, she has had plenty of opportunities to travel, managing projects such as the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town and Lu Sail Motor racetrack in Qatar.
On Friday Sue and Su Corrin (Ex-Presdales student) visited Year 8 Assembly. Su works for the FA and leads Health and Safety. Her role is very diverse; she is responsible for the safety of everyone who enters Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park, also the safety of all 28 National Football teams.