National Women in Engineering Day

National Women in Engineering Day was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary.

The premise of the day is based on highlighting the  great opportunities for women in engineering, at a time when it has never been more important to address the engineering skills shortage.

The  year 7 girls took part in a full day of activities on 13th J

une to celebrate International women in engineering day. Throughout the day the girls were involved in a themed ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ activity where they carried out a range of practical activities and problem solving exercises to avoid getting infected by the zombie virus!

The RAF roadshow at the end of the day gave all the KS3 girls and insight into a range of careers in the RAF.

We would like to thank the following organisations for their support during the day by sending out Ambassadors to either run or support activities.

  • Nissan Sunderland
  • Institute of civil engineers
  • MWH Global
  • Teeside university
  • RAF engineering roadshow

A special thank you to Fritha Bevin-McCrimmon for facilitating the Zombie Apocalypse

Here are some quotes from the girls..

“My favourite part of the day was the RAF presentation, I might end up joining!”- Louise

“Girls can do it too”-Fran

“It has made me think about my future and what I want to be”-Chloe

“I really enjoyed today, because the theme was fun” Amelia