Last week, 59 selected Year 8s’ enjoyed participating in a workshop with Tomorrow’s Engineers. The pupils took part in many experiments; taking a perspective into the future and how energy will be used.
We managed to interview Roxy from Tomorrow’s Engineers during an enthusiastic presentation about types of energy…
What does the company want to achieve? ‘We want to inspire students into thinking about a career in engineering. We have an aging population therefore we need new engineers to replace those who are retiring.They can teach the younger generation about the topic.’
Who began the project? ‘Dr. Cosby Smallpeice; an engineer who left a trust after he passed away. Tomorrow’s Engineers is also a charity!’
Why should preserving energy be important? ‘With a fast growing population we have a higher requirement of energy because more people want to use cars etc. This is very important for the younger generation to understand.’
And even Roxy claimed one of the benefits for the Year 8s’ was they got to miss lessons!