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Visit to RNLI, Poole
Upper Sixth Engineering visit to RNLI, Poole
A group of six Upper Sixth Canfordians from the Engineering Society visited the RNLI in Poole this week. All the pupils involved are applying to read Engineering at university, to Oxbridge and other top Russell Group institutions, so this was an excellent way to add to their existing knowledge by talking directly to staff and gaining a first hand experience of engineering at work.
Echoing the thoughts of the entire group, one pupil commented:
“I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the RNLI on Tuesday. It was incredibly interesting to get such a detailed insight in to the cutting edge manufacturing techniques used to make these lifeboats. I also enjoyed seeing how the work that engineers do behind the scenes gets translated into a commercially viable product which can be produced to such a high standard.”
Geoff Horton, Physics teacher, said:
“Thank you very much to everyone at the RNLI for allowing us to visit and for all their time. It was a real opportunity for our budding engineering students to see the subject in action, and will be very helpful additional knowledge for their university interviews.”