Engineering students at Cronton Sixth Form were thrilled to have taken part in Structural Engineering Week, an exciting and informative 5 days of events designed to inspire students and raise awareness of the vast amount of career pathways in structural engineering.
This fantastic opportunity was supported by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Liverpool John Moores University and engineering companies including , Burohappold Engineering, and Kier. The students took part in many different activities over the week including the national ICE Bridge to School programme which enabled students to work together and construct a 16 metre long bridge outside of the College’s IDEA Centre.
The students also went on a trip to Liverpool John Moores University to see their thermodynamics lab and took part in question and answer sessions with guest speakers from the structural engineering industry. Pupils from local schools, Lunts Heath Primary School and The Heath School also joined the College for the events, inspiring them from an early age.
Sonia Tandon, Engineering tutor at Cronton Sixth Form College said, “Structural Engineering Week has been a great success, our students really enjoyed themselves and have been motivated to think about the many possible career pathways in structural engineering.”