Young Engineers in North Yorkshire
Members of the Pickering Experimental Engineering & Model Society (PEEMS) used a C0 Baby Lathe to introduce the children in years 3, 4, 5 & 6 at Amotherby Community Primary School to engineering as part of the National Science and Engineering Week in March 2013.
The project for the children using the lathe was to perform the final shaping of the nose cone for a small rocket said PEEMS President, Mike Sayers. They also cut out and mounted the fins onto pre-cut bodies. The final event of the day was the launching of the rockets by means of compressed air - to the countdown of the children!
The children without exception showed great interest in the day's event and I am sure that many of them will now view engineering differently and with perhaps just a little knowledge that may help shape their futures.
All involved, that is to say the children, the staff and PEEMS members all enjoyed the day and it is hoped that this event may be the start of an association between Amotherby School and PEEMS.