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Year 12 Enrichment Engineering Project - Gold Crest Award

21 January 2021

Since the start of the year, a group of Year 12 Physicists have been spending their Wednesday enrichment sessions working on an engineering project with the sights set on achieving a prestigious British Science Association Gold Crest award. The girls have been set the task of finding a new way to monitor wear on overhead cables for trains. They have been developing their ideas with the help of their mentor, Chris Uren from Network Rail. Currently, the team are looking into a system involving the use of lasers with the aim of mocking up a model of their solution once we return to school. This week, the girls were treated to a talk from Lucy Ellis, a Section Engineer who alongside working, is also in the final year of her degree. She gave the girls a fascinating insight into the projects she has worked on, her route into Civil Engineering and the opportunities a career in engineering could offer them. We are hoping that later in the project, the girls will be able to visit sites where their project could be implemented and maybe even get to ride on the new measurement train (or “Flying Banana”) which is used for monitor the condition of track.

Myself and the girls would like to thank Chris and his colleagues for the opportunities, time, resources and help they are giving to the team and we hope that we will be able to catch up again in person very soon!

- Mr Sabotig

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