Libbie Revitt from ‘Sweep n Neat’ at Bradfield Technology College, said: “We all worked really well together as a team, with each of us taking on different roles. We planned what work we needed to get done on the project week by week and all had a part to play in the design and in welding the cleaning station together. It was great to learn from the staff at Parker and we all feel proud of what we have achieved.”
The ‘Get up to Speed’ event, which was held at Magna in Rotherham on 20th April, was attended by 2,000 school children from over 40 schools, with over 50 businesses exhibiting from across the area. Parker was one of the exhibitors, with interactive activities on the stand generating lots of interest from pupils, including the challenge to assemble a valve in the quickest time possible – with the prize of an iPad (tbc).
One of the highlights at the Get up to Speed event was the presence of the Bloodhound SCC supercar, with its 135,000 bhp jet and rocket powered engine. The car will challenge for the world land speed record and is set to ultimately break the 1,000mph barrier, faster than the speed of sound! Many of the parts for the car and engineering were designed and manufactured in South Yorkshire.
Get up to Speed event is organised by the work-wise foundation, which aims to inspire young people about the opportunities in engineering.
For more information visit the website www.parker.com/ipd