Wednesday was Women in Engineering day, to mark the occasion local engineering firm Leonardo (Formerly SELEX ES) invited 26 girls from our Year 6 to attend a day of workshops and activities. This is the second year that they have run this day for us, organised by graduate engineer Amy Hearst.
The Smallpeice Trust delivered two practical workshops, in the morning the girls had to make a parachute to deliver a canister holding an egg safely to the ground. In the afternoon, the challenge was to produce a rocket that would gain the greatest height.
The Year 6 girls represented Newlands really well, they were complemented on their behaviour and achieved some great product results. Most of the eggs landed unscathed!
Thank you to Amy and Leonardo for organising this fantastic opportunity.