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‘This Is Engineering’ Event, Parliament

 

Last week, five of our Year 10 students were lucky enough to attend the launch of the ‘This Is Engineering’ 10-point action plan within Government to try to improve the engineering careers advice and work experience in schools.

At the first ‘This is Engineering’ event in March students recommended ways of improving the careers advice and work experience they received in school. This information has been collated and formed into a 10-point action plan that is aimed to help inspire future generations of Engineers.

On arrival to the Houses of Parliament, our local Labour MP Rebecca Long-Bailey guided on a tour around the Houses of Parliament, sharing some of the interesting facts she knew and Rebecca even got us prime seats in House of Commons public gallery where we saw a live debate on the remaining stages of the Ivory Bill.

Then we arrived at the launch event in the Thames Pavilion where we had beautiful views out over the Thames. Firstly, we heard inspirational speeches from the MP Vicky Ford who sponsored the event at Parliament and is a member of the Science and Technology Committee and the Women and Equalities Committee; then the CEO at the Royal Academy of Engineering Dr Hayaatun Sillem and finally the UK’s Young Engineer of the year, Josh Mitchell.

After the speeches, the students got the opportunity to speak to some of the Engineers who had attended the launch from various companies and they got the opportunity to compete against the MPs in a ‘Crack the Code’ challenge. Olek, Josh and Joe managed to win with the fastest time!

Overall, the trip was a fantastic opportunity to inspire Moorside’s future engineers and potentially politicians. Congratulations to Olek, Joe, Josh, Cailtlin and Emily who were a credit to Moorside High School and are now front-page news on the Royal Academy of Engineering’s website!

https://www.raeng.org.uk/news/news-releases/2018/july/students-call-for-better-work-experience