This academic year, a group of four Year 12 students from St Edward’s Senior & Sixth Form have been part of an Engineering Education Scheme (EES) run by EDT, a nationwide educational charity engaging young people through STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) with focused experience days, projects and placements.

EES is a 6 month EDT Programme which links teams of Year 12 students and their teacher with local companies where they work on real-life, scientific, engineering and technology projects. The scheme provides students with an in-depth experience in science, engineering and technology that will enable them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career.

Since November, the St Edward’s Team have spent weekly sessions with their mentors from Ultra Electronics, Aaron and Alice, working on a special engineering based project. Their brief, set by Ultra Electronics, is to design and build a modular body sensor to monitor frontline service personnel.

This week our budding engineers enjoyed a two day residential, working at Bath University alongside their mentors. The design is really taking shape and they hope to have a working prototype prior to the assessment day in June.

We look forward to seeing the final result!