Sixthformers scoop engineering award

Talented A Level students from Barrow Sixth Form College have scooped the prestigious People’s Choice award at the Education Engineering Scheme event at Teesside University.

The six-strong team travelled to the North-East to take part in a Celebration & Achievement Day for the North of England.

The Engineering Education Scheme is a six-month programme which links teams of first-year sixth form students with local engineering companies where they work on real, scientific, engineering and technology projects.

The college was linked with BAE Systems and tasked to find a solution to measuring the volume of liquid in an on-board submarine fluid tank as the submarine rolls and pitches. This is a crucial function as life support systems for the submarines depend on accurate measurements.

The students taking part were: Katie Pugh, Brandon Yung, Marcus Salisbury, Jason Pollock, Cameron Pollock and Harry Smith.

Scott Massara, chemistry tutor at Barrow Sixth Form, who took the students to the event said he was very proud of this accolade.

“This is a massive achievement for the team and recognition of the hard work and skills they have brought to this complex challenge.”

The scheme provides students with in-depth experience in science, engineering and technology that will enable them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career.


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