Women in Engineering Day Posted on: 10 Jul 2015

On Tuesday 23rd June a group of our Year 8 & 9 girls were invited to take part in an event organised by AMEC Foster Wheeler and the Institute of Civil Engineers to celebrate the National Women in Engineering Day at AMEC’s headquarters in Gosforth.  The aim of the event was to profile and celebrate the achievements of women in engineering and to encourage more girls to consider engineering as a future career path.

The girls were involved in a number of fun activities based on a Zombie Apocalypse Survival Workshop.  The activities were based on the premise that the pupils are a group of survivors in a world taken over by Zombies and they must survive by finding a place to sleep for the night, building structures to sleep on and filters to produce clean water.

The activities were designed to give an insight into the wide range of activities and responsibilities that civil engineers carry out on a daily basis, along with developing key employability skills such as team working and communication.

Nichola Wilkinson thoroughly enjoyed the event saying she enjoyed all the interactive activities and Amy O’Shea agreed by adding that it was a very good event which gave her an insight into the world of engineering and she particularly enjoyed the water filtering activity.