Y12 EES Team
This year four of our Year 12 students have worked on a six month engineering project working with Inovyn. This is a real life problem where our students compete against other schools in the North West area. The project began in October with a launch day at Liverpool University where the four students met the engineer they would be working with, carried out some team building tasks and found out about project management. The project they worked on was to remove iron sulphate from the sulphuric acid plant and therefore improve the purity of the product. Three days were spent back at Liverpool University in January gathering data by modelling a filtration process. Throughout the six months the students met on a weekly basis with their engineer working on a variety of tasks. The project culminated with a Celebration and Assessment day in April at Liverpool University were they presented their findings to a panel of engineers through a verbal presentation, a written report and a display board.
Go4SET is a 12 week engineering project working with United Utilities competing against other schools in Cheshire. The project began in March with a launch day at Daresbury Labs where the 6 students met the engineer they would be working with, carried out some team building tasks and found out about project management. They were given a choice of projects and selected Stations for the Future. The project was to consider a local train station and find ways to bring it into the 21st century. The team chose Frodsham station and met on a weekly basis with their engineer to work on ideas to improve the site. They built a scale model of the station and wrote a technical report on their findings and recommendations. They presented this in June to a panel of engineers back at Daresbury Labs.