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Longfield Academy pupils (Left to right) Ellis Murray, Joshua Pennock, Harry Mackenzie and Luke Karim with Keepmoat Homes assistant site manager Karl Henderson, who developed the nature trail at Central Park. Pic by Ian Lamming

Keepmoat and Curo put Longfield Academy pupils on the right track

Longfield Academy pupils (Left to right) Ellis Murray, Joshua Pennock, Harry Mackenzie and Luke Karim with Keepmoat Homes assistant site manager Karl Henderson, who developed the nature trail at Central Park. Pic by Ian Lamming

Longfield Academy pupils (Left to right) Ellis Murray, Joshua Pennock, Harry Mackenzie and Luke Karim with Keepmoat Homes assistant site manager Karl Henderson, who developed the nature trail at Central Park. Pic by Ian Lamming

School pupils developed digital marketing strategies and pitched them to a leading housebuilder which has developed a new community facility in Darlington.

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Pupils rise to hovercraft challenge

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ENTHUSIASTIC young engineers pitted their technical skills against each other in an annual challenge to build and pilot working hovercraft.

Year nine and 10 students from Darlington schools Longfield Academy, St Aidan’s Academy, Hummersknot Academy and Hurworth Academy competed for the annual Foundation for Jobs Hovercraft Trophy, which is now in its fifth year and was visited by HRH The Duke of York three years ago.

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Tom Young of Modus Seabed Intervention works with Hurworth School pupils

Ingenious Engineering activities inspire pupils

Tom Young of Modus Seabed Intervention works with Hurworth School pupils

Tom Young of Modus Seabed Intervention works with Hurworth School pupils

Almost 400 Darlington school pupils have taken part in engineering activities held over a week and designed to boost their understanding of the important North-East industry sector.

More than 120 pupils attended Foundation for Jobs annual Ingenious Engineering event on Friday July 8th to take part in a range of practical activities delivered by engineering companies.

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Pupils rise to hovercraft challenge

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One hundred teenage pupils built working hovercraft as part of a project to inspire their interest in engineering.

The annual Foundation for Jobs event, hosted by Darlington’s Queen Elizabeth (QE) Sixth Form College, also aims to demonstrate to the students the importance of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects for industries pivotal to the North-East economy.

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Engineering Higher Apprentice Thomas Young at the schools subsea event

Young engineer provides pupils with subsea sector insight

Engineering Higher Apprentice Thomas Young at the schools subsea event

Engineering Higher Apprentice Thomas Young of Modus Seabed Intervention at the schools subsea event

 

A YOUNG engineer gave school pupils a first-hand insight into the subsea industry by working with them to build their own deep-water robots.

Thomas Young, 19, a higher level apprentice at Darlington based Modus Seabed Intervention, helped lead sessions at the Foundation for Jobs Subsea Engineering Event for Schools.

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Keepmoat helps pupils construct plans for their future

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A CONSTRUCTION firm is giving teenage pupils a first-hand insight into the wide range of skills required in the sector by preparing them to pitch their own building projects.

Keepmoat has joined forces with Foundation for Jobs to launch a construction challenge for Year Nine pupils at the Education Village in Darlington that will see them prepare a tender for a new changing room facility on the playing fields at their school.

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Darlington MP Jenny Chapman tests a bridge built by Hurworth School pupils

MP sees pupils bridge the gap in their engineering knowledge

Darlington MP Jenny Chapman tests a bridge built by Hurworth School pupils

Darlington MP Jenny Chapman tests a bridge built by Hurworth School pupils

AN MP was able to test for herself the work of pupils considering a future in the engineering sector.

Darlington MP Jenny Chapman met pupils from Hurworth School as they constructed a 14 metre long suspension bridge owned by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East, from scratch and then carried out the ultimate test of walking across it.

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Ben Appleby at his desk at Mech Tool Engineering in Darlington.Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Encouraging initiative engineers career path for Ben

Ben Appleby at his desk at Mech Tool Engineering in Darlington.Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Ben Appleby at his desk at Mech Tool Engineering in Darlington.Picture: STUART BOULTON.

A LEADING engineering firm recruited a young graduate after he impressed them while participating in a scheme aimed at retaining talent in the North-East.

MTE Ltd (Mech Tool Engineering) recruited Ben Appleby, after he spent ten weeks at the firm on a summer placement which forms part of the Encouraging Engineering scheme offered to university students from Darlington.

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DSMS pupils Rebecca Smith (15), Kristen Morrison (15), Nizam Uddin (15) and Carl Younghusband (15) at Sherwoods.

DSMS pupils given motor industry insight

DSMS pupils Rebecca Smith (15), Kristen Morrison (15), Nizam Uddin (15) and Carl Younghusband (15) at Sherwoods.

DSMS pupils Rebecca Smith (15), Kristen Morrison (15), Nizam Uddin (15) and Carl Younghusband (15) at Sherwoods.

PUPILS set to make important career choices were given a first-hand insight into life in the automotive industry on a visit to a leading car dealership.

Eleven pupils from Darlington School of Mathematics and Science (DSMS) visited Sherwoods Vauxhall dealership in Darlington last week (Wednesday July 8th) to hear about the range of careers available in the industry.

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