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Three pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe took part in an Engineering Master-class programme designed to spark inspiration and to develop their interest in Engineering.

The three Year 9 pupils, Joel Jose, Nikhil Stephen and Tharushika Perera, took part in the Master-class held at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys on Saturdays over a four week period.

The practical hands-on master-classes were led by practising engineers from industry and run in conjunction with the Royal Institution of Great Britain.  The pupils had the opportunity to explore diverse areas of engineering, from hip joints and crash testing to rockets and robots.  

“The pupils who attended the Master-class were curious about engineering and enjoyed the hands-on approach,” explained Mr Stephen McMahon, Head of Science at Saint Paul’s. “They were able to learn about the latest developments in an engineering application and discuss the impact of these, and any ethical implications, on society.”

Mr McMahon added: “Engineering is central to our lives and the Master-classes made it an interesting and fun subject to learn. The sessions excited the pupils about engineering and stretched and challenged their thinking.”

“The Master-classes provided valuable insight into the wonderful and diverse world of engineering," commented Mrs Fiona Minshall, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “It increased our pupils’ understanding of engineering and enhanced their enthusiasm for the subject. The pupils were able to explore the wonders of engineering in a stimulating and engaging environment.”

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