Innovative pupils shine in programme to win engineering award

May 31 2016

SIX girls from Chipping Sodbury School won an award for innovation after taking part in a scheme aimed at getting more youngsters into engineering careers.

Industrial Cadets

SIX girls from Chipping Sodbury School won an award for innovation after taking part in a scheme aimed at getting more youngsters into engineering careers.
The pupils from year eight enrolled on the 12-week Industrial Cadets programme, which works with UK engineering companies such as Airbus at Filton.
Charlotte Mitchell, Ellie Gendall, Chloe Tomkins, Mischa Marrret, Ella Slinn and Alisha Stokes had to design an eco-friendly building that could be linked to their school.
It involved designing the structure, building a model, writing a report and creating a presentation board. Adrian Mitchell and Andrew Dibble, two mentors from Airbus, also visited the school every week to give guidance to the students.
On completion of the project, the girls attended a celebration event at the Airbus site with pupils from 12 other schools to present their work.
Judges assessed the entries in four categories, with Chipping Sodbury taking the honours in the  section for innovation.
Team member Charlotte said: “We put in a lot of effort and hard work over the 12 weeks and were thrilled to be awarded the trophy.”