Thirty-two Year 9 girls from schools in Bridgwater and Weston-super-Mare returned to Bridgwater College to take part in the next stage of a Challenge for Women project. The project is supported by EDF Energy and aims to raise awareness of the construction and engineering industries to young women.
The group, consisting of girls from Bridgwater College Academy and Haygrove School in Bridgwater and Broadoak and Worle Community Schools in Weston-super-Mare, took part in activities which included designing a bridge, building an electronic circuit and Computer Aided Design.
Anju Anil, 13 years old and a pupil at Broadoak Community School in Weston said,
“Today has been really good fun and it’s made me realise that I would definitely consider a career in the engineering industry in the future.”
Paul Goss, Section Leader for Engineering at Bridgwater College said,
“The event has been fantastic and very worthwhile. We set out to inspire young women to think about a career in one of these fantastic industries and have definitely reached our goals. We look forward to their next visit in the spring term when the girls will have the opportunity to visit Hinkley Point.”