Budding engineers from Warwick take part in in E.ON course

Myton pupil George Gutteridge takes part in a gas challenge as part of the E.ON course.
Myton pupil George Gutteridge takes part in a gas challenge as part of the E.ON course.

Pupils from Myton School in Warwick have experienced a taste of life as an engineer during a three-day course run by energy giant E.ON.

George Gutteridge, Sam O’Connor-Stewart and Garry Walia were among 43 other pupils aged 13 to 15 from across the county invited to take part in the residential course in Nottinghamshire, where they were able to gain hands-on engineering experience.

The youngsters were tasked with solving real life engineering problems and they took part in a tour of E.ON’s Ratcliffe-On-Soar power station and met people working in the energy industry.

The course is aimed at engaging the pupils in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and inspiring them to become the country’s next generation of engineers, scientists and inventors.

Fiona Stark, director of corporate affairs at E.ON, said: “Our research shows that a good proportion of pupils are really engaged with science, maths and tchnology which is hugely encouraging, but we know there is more that can be done to bring these subjects to life for pupils and to get them really excited about the doors these subjects can open for their future careers.

“Our E.ON Energy Experience educational programme offers online learning which anyone can access, as well as live drama sessions and hands-on workshops and activities such as this residential course, to help inspire pupils to study STEM subjects and think about careers in these areas.”

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