A day organised by the Engineering Development Trust (EDT)
Last week, we welcomed around 140 11-13 year old girls from six London schools. They were taking part in a day organised by the Engineering Development Trust (EDT). This is the fourth such event we have held in our Hall.
The girls had three challenges to complete:
Firstly they had to build a structure mostly out of straws and sellotape. This needed to be a minimum of 50cm tall and able to take weights on the top level. The winner was the highest structure which could take the most weight
The second challenge was a Mars lander which the girls had to programme to follow a course to the water without falling into a crater (see photo). This exercise caused a great deal of noise and excitement.
The final challenge was to draw an eco house with as many energy-saving features as possible.
The speakers were:
Professor Isobel Pollock-Hulf OBE, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Engineers, Visiting Prof of Engineering and Design at Leeds University and a consultant specialising in multi-disciplinary engineering projects.
Rebecca Ealden, Senior Physicist in radiation safety and nuclear medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' hospital trust.
WCSIM Apprentice Alice Mitchell who has just completed her first year at Brunel University in product design engineering (pictured below).