Sixth form students at their display stand
Four lower sixth students recently took part in the Celebration and Assessment Day (CAD) of the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) at Newcastle University. During the day, the students gave a 15 minute presentation to a panel of expert assessors. They were highly commended for their “enthusiasm, confidence and knowledge”. They are to be commended for the quality and detail of the work they completed.
The four students have worked with an engineer from Royal Haskoning DHV to find a solution to a real-life civil engineering problem. They have been working on solutions to a flood alleviation project in the Somerset Levels. The project has involved site meetings, a 3 day residential course, where students tested possible solutions, at Newcastle University, and regular meetings with the engineer. The students had to produce a detailed, industry-standard report for the CAD, as well as a spoken presentation and display stand for the CAD.