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Year 9 Students From the Queens Junior Academy Programme Complete Tinfoil Boat Challenge


Queens Academy Students gathering on campus

Year 9 pupils from the Queens Junior Academy Programme visited the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering on 12 May.  The Junior Academy Programme is a new project that targets pupils who are “most able but least likely” to attend Higher Education. It offers a programme that gives pupils and their parents/carers insight into university life and the various opportunities available. On this occasion the pupils were here to learn about engineering through a challenge to design and test a boat made from tinfoil and card.  We look forward to working with these potential engineers in the future.  Congratulations to Ashfield Boys’ High School on designing the boat which carried the most mass.  Thanks to Cara, Imelda, Troy, John and Peter from the School and the team from the Widening Participation Unit for their help in making the day a success.  For more information on the Junior Academy Programme please visit the website here.  For more pictures from the event feel free to visit our Facebook page

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