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British Army REME Workshop

A group of our year 10 students were visited by the British Army's REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) to participate in an engineering challenge organised by STEAM and Careers today.

This unique opportunity allowed the students to gain firsthand insights into the everyday life of REME personnel and the benefits and challenges of pursuing a career in engineering.

The main task of the day was for the students to construct a Bloodhound Rocket Car using KNEX, a building toy system. Guided by REME personnel, the students embraced the challenge with enthusiasm and creativity. Their objective was to design a vehicle capable of safely carrying the powerful rocket and to ensure that it remained intact when fired. With their minds buzzing with ideas, each group got stuck into the project, employing various engineering and mechanical features to strive for victory.

Throughout the challenge, the students demonstrated exceptional teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Collaborating closely with REME personnel, they embraced the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals, gaining valuable insights into the practical aspects of engineering and the intricate details involved in building a successful rocket car. The students eagerly absorbed the knowledge and expertise shared by the REME team, further fuelling their passion for the subject.

We extend our sincere gratitude to the British Army's REME and our STEAM and Careers departments for organising this remarkable experience. The engineering challenge not only broadened the students' horizons but also nurtured their passion for STEM subjects and highlighted the endless possibilities that await them in the field of engineering. As our students continue their educational journey, we are confident that the skills, knowledge, and inspiration gained from this experience will serve as a solid foundation for their future endeavours in the exciting world of engineering.