Early December Chris Moxham, a past student, and Andrew Walker visited St Peter’s to promote National Tunnelling Day. The aim was to promote engineering to the next generation of problem solvers. Chris is involved with Crossrail in London – Europe’s largest construction project, and wanted to inform and challenge the students on how tunnels affect our daily life. This includes making the most of the space that we have on, and below, earth with as little environmental impact as possible.
Year 10 were given a presentation and around 50 Sixth Formers were given the opportunity to see some engineering processes and ask questions. The Sixth Formers were provided with pens, diaries and bags. In addition they donated a generous gift of twelve Science dictionaries to St Peter’s, be used by both our Science and STEM clubs.
The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) had an objective to reach out to 1000 young people, informing them about this sector of work on National Tunnelling Day (#Target1000) and St Peter’s has gone a long way in helping them to meet this target.
Mr Sherwood, Physics Teacher