Bridgwater College holds Challenge for Women day

Bridgwater College, in association with EDF Energy, hosted a Challenge for Women day to raise awareness of opportunities for women within the engineering and construction industries.

Bridgwater College holds Challenge for Women day
Latisha and Tamsin at the Challenge for Women day.

The group of attendees, which included Year 9 students from Bridgwater College Academy, Robert Blake, Haygrove, Chilton Trinity and Heathfield Community School, took part in various activities including the construction of steam engines and suspension bridges, and an introduction to elements of electrical engineering.

Amelia and Rosie both 13 from Heathfield Community School said,

“It’s a new experience and has helped us find out what we could do as a career; it’s interesting to learn about topics you don’t get to see at school.”

Tamsin, 13, currently at Haygrove said,

“I want to be an engineer in the Navy and before taking part in this I didn’t know anything about engineering. It’s been really interesting to find out more, each activity is different, but all relevant to what I want to do. It’s really beneficial to my future.”

Bridgwater College holds Challenge for Women day
Katie, Rosie and Amelia making a bridge.

Latesha, 13, from Bridgwater College Academy said,

“I wanted to take part in the project as I thought it would be fun to meet new people and learn about engineering. I enjoyed the challenge of the various activities.”