Once again, Helipebs Controls is proud to be involved with Elmbridge Junior School. This is the second year that it has been involved in promoting engineering to the shool’s year 6 students.
One of Helipebs young engineers, Lucy Nichols, recently visited the local school to help promote engineering to year 5 and 6 students. The day was spent working with small groups to design and build a lego robot, which had to be programmed and complete a range of functions. The winners had the opportunity to visit Helipebs Controls where they were shown the latest computer programmed machines as well as spending time working with engineers to design 3D models.
Mrs Victoria Toppin, head of year 6 commented “as a part of the Knex challenge, this was a great opportunity for a local company to come into the school and work with our young people. It was also good that we were able to take six of them down to Helipebs to see first hand as to how they use computers in every part of their business, both in the factory as well as in the design department. The young people loved their time there and keep discussing it. We at the school really appreciate the time and effort put in by Helipebs personnel”
Harry Anderton, Commercial Director said “it is great to be able to work with the young people, you cannot introduce them to engineering early enough. We are grateful to the school to have had the opportunity of working with them, not only on this project, but also others in the future.