Two Lincoln Minster School students were selected to attend the Siemens’ ‘Females into Industry Challenge’ at Lincoln College at the beginning of July.The Females into Industry initiative is a chance for pupils to gain a unique insight into today’s engineering and to learn that there is more to modern engineering than many people think.
The event gave the pupils the chance to design a product to take home using the latest computer technology and machinery.
Year 8 students, Charlotte Thomas and Chloe Wright were put forward for the opportunity by their teacher Janice Turvey: “Places were limited for this opportunity with Siemens so we were delighted that Charlotte and Chloe were chosen.”
“It was a fantastic opportunity for me to be involved in the design of a product with the support and expertise of professionals,” said Chloe. “The challenge of building something from scratch, with new technology, was very exciting and I learned a lot from the experience.”
Mark Wallace, Headmaster of Lincoln Minster School said: “The Females into Industry Challenge was a wonderful opportunity for Charlotte and Chloe to be part of and one that will encourage our students to explore a variety of career paths. By supporting Siemens we can spark an interest in science for girls at an early age.”