Teens show off talents

(left to right): Jack Basford, Jacob Gillis, Khem Sattaur, Orlanda Edmonds.
(left to right): Jack Basford, Jacob Gillis, Khem Sattaur, Orlanda Edmonds.
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A GROUP of engineering young people have shown off their skills at an exhibition.

The team of four pupils from Lady Manners School, in Bakewell, aged 16 and 17, displayed their engineering talent in the Engineering Education Scheme’s (EES) Celebration Day in Birmingham.

Jacob Gillis, Orlanda Edmonds, Khem Sattaur and Jack Basford were among 300 students from 66 schools across the East and West Midlands.

The young people had been working for the six months with Tarmac on an engineering project that solves a real problem for the company and that gave the students valuable experience of working in a commercial engineering environment.

Tarmac engineer Aaron Wood worked with them on a project to investigate into the uneven distribution of stones into a Maerz Kiln.

Geoff Jellis, Midlands director for EDT, the education charity that runs EES, said: “The students continue to surprise us, not only with their creativity, but with their hard work and professionalism.

“This event shows we have talented people that will secure the UK’s economy in the areas of science, engineering and technology.”