As part of Women in Engineering Day, Selex - ES invited 20 of the girls from Year 6 and Year 5 to join them at their factory in Millbrook for an exciting day of engineering challenges.
Selex-ES produce a number of high tech pieces of equipment for defence and other organisations. They have a number of facilities in the UK and employ over 70000 people in this country alone.
After clearing security we were taken to the room where the children were given a number of challenges related to engineering and code cracking.
The code messages were quickly solved and then the girls embarked on the two practical challenges; Building a parachute and container for an egg and after lunch designing and building a balloon powered buggy.
As can be seen from the photos below, our pupils rose well to the challenges provided and came away with a positive impression of engineering as fun and interesting.
Many thanks to Amy and Selex SE for this wonderful opportunity.