Pupils chosen for major engineering project
21st October 2015

A group of pupils at a Colwyn Bay school have been given a major challenge as part of a national engineering scheme.

Jack Sissons, Ieuan Franssens, Ellys Gudger and Nikita Shershavikov, all lower sixth pupils at Rydal Penrhos, will be working alongside engineers from the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency during the project, which is being run as part of Engineering Education Scheme Wales.

They have been given the task of engineering a solution into a real-life situation, with the problem stemming from a 150 metre section of a North Wales highway which is deteriorating and in need of significant work to help stabilise, reinforce and make safe.

The pupils will have to analyse data collected from site and design a feasible solution considering the environmental and economic impact.

Philip Sutton, head of Design and Technology at Rydal Penrhos, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the pupils as it will give them a taste of what problems can emerge in real-time situations.

“It is an honour that they have been chosen to take part in this project, which will be a great experience for them that they can take into their working life once their studies have been completed.”

The project, which is set to take six months, was officially launched in Bangor on Wednesday, October 7.

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