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SES Engineers Show Off Skills

 Stamford School students have successfully completed their yearlong project as part of the Engineering Education Scheme. The scheme acts to link sixth form students with local companies to give the young people practical experience of the engineering industry.

Five Year 12 students were selected to take part in the prestigious scheme: Ed Barlow, Angus Smith, Jamie Serjeant, Lewis Ferrari and Ali Dharamsey. The scheme has given the students the opportunity to incorporate their practical skills in science and technology as well as the ability to apply these skills to a real life engineering problem.

Cummins Generator Technologies collaborated with Stamford School to enable Engineering students to take part in this challenging project. Cummins are committed to developing the practical skills of young people which is reflected in their numerous industrial placements and graduate training schemes. They tasked the students with the project of designing an over-speed indicator that can be fitted to their generators.

Throughout the year the scheme has opened up many opportunities to the students, from attending the Big Bang Fair to receiving British Association (BA) CREST Awards. The culmination of the student’s hard work and determination was seen at the celebration day at Cranmore Park, Solihull. The team received a glowing report from the assessment panel on the day, with one of the judges commenting, “This is one of the best teams we have ever seen, the project report was produced to the same standard as that of a professional engineer.”

On completion of the project, Cummins will continue to develop what the students have produced. Katherine Hawkswell, Maths teacher at the Endowed Schools, said “The students should be really proud of themselves; they have produced a professional project and have continued to challenge themselves throughout the year.”