Beachborough School pupils inspired by visit to MEPC Silverstone Park

Beachborough School students visited Silverstone Park on the 30th of April as part of the Gaia Innovation Inspiration for Innovation programme.  The trip was designed to inspire and inform students about the opportunities available within engineering and technological industries, to create an understanding of how technology is changing jobs of the future.

Roz Bird, Commercial Director MEPC Silverstone Park welcomed the students to the park before handing over to the TD Group who ‘entertained’ the students with a fun presentation and interactive role-play exercises based on the use of both positive and negative body language.

The pupils then visited the following businesses in the park:

Delta Motorsport – Simon Dowson, MD spoke to the students about how electric cars are powered and the research currently underway to improve the efficiency of electric cars and why this is necessary.

David Brown Automotive – Sally Povolotsky spoke to the students about career pathways and the variety of roles available within this sector.

Racing Point – Rob Hall, Senior Engineer spoke to the students about vehicle aerodynamic.

Hexagon – The students received a presentation about the business and what metrology is.  The students then went through to the workshop to use the technology, which included a coordinated measurement machine and arm machine where they were scanning equipment.  The students were able to scan parts of their body.

Julia Muir, CEO Gaia Innovation:  “We are extremely grateful to MEPC and the Silverstone Park companies for facilitating this fantastic event, enabling multiple meaningful encounters with ‘real model’ employers for the participating Beachborough School pupils.”