New scheme puts 'more fun' in engineering
Local students have been given an insight into the engineering industry as part of a scheme to increase young people’s interest in engineering as a potential career. The Tees Valley Energy Partnership has hosted ‘The 5 best things in engineering ever,’ an interactive comedy show outlining some of the most significant engineering achievements from the past, present and future.
Presented by Dr. Helen Pilcher, a scientist, and Timandra Harkness, a freelance science writer, collectively known as the Comedy Research Project, the hour-long show was designed to educate the young audience, while showing them that engineering can be an exciting career choice. Over 600 Key Stage Three pupils from across the Tees Valley attended the show, which featured chemical engineering, steel, and rollercoasters in the top five countdown.
Malcolm Potter, manager of the Tees Valley Engineering Partnership, said: “The purpose of the show was to give young people an insight into the world of engineering and show them how interesting and fun it can really be. We hope that the pupils who saw the performance will begin to understand the true scope of the engineering sector and the wide array of career opportunities that are available. “Helen and Timandra from the Comedy Research Project are extremely knowledgeable and have appeared at a range of events from comedy club performances to renowned science festivals. I am sure that all our attendees benefited from their experience and appreciated the comic and fun way in which the theme of engineering was presented so we can attract new entrants from school into the engineering industry.”
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .
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