Schools compete for Enjoy-neering title at Themis at Burnley College

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Schools compete for Enjoy-neering title at Themis at Burnley College

The talented engineers of tomorrow pitted their wits and teamwork skills against each other in an exciting day of Enjoy-neering at Themis at Burnley College.

Teams from schools across East Lancashire were tasked to work against the clock to design, cost and manufacture a mini Formula One racing car before their vehicles were raced against each other at the end of the day.

As part of the day of engineering-focussed activities, the teams of four had to allocate individual job roles and give presentations to a panel of judges drawn from industry experts who are trainers at Themis, the Apprenticeship and Business Training arm of Burnley College.

As part of the production process, selected students were given guidance on using the industry-standard equipment within the Centre of Engineering Excellence at the college to produce their cars to the highest possible standards..

the fastest car on the day was produced by Marsden Heights Community College, with the team from West Craven High School awarded the Enjoy-neering Trophy for the best overall performance on the day for their inclusion of sustainability within their plans.

Themis Apprentices who work within the field of Engineering at some of the region's leading employers were on hand throughout the day to encourage and assist the students where necessary.

Head of Engineering at Themis Neil Burrows said: "Enjoy-neering was a great opportunity for secondary school pupils to explore Engineering - and have a great time, too!

"The final contest to find the fastest car was hotly fought and showed what thought and skills had gone into creating the racing cars. 

"At Themis we have a true passion for Engineering and it was great to share that with the pupils who, we hope, will have seen the many opportunities available to them to gain Apprenticeships and start successful careers through Themis at Burnley College and become #futurebosses."

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