For the third year in a row, Helipebs Controls is proud to have been involved with Elmbridge Junior School in promoting engineering to the school’s year 6 students.
One of Helipebs graduate 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 were then given 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, Year 6 Team Leader, commented “Thank you once again for the sponsorship for the STEM challenge and also for allowing the winners to come and see Helipebs in action. The children had a lovely afternoon and were keen to tell me about their visit. The school really appreciates the time and effort put in by Helipebs personnel”.
Ron Tyler, Manufacturing 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”.