Young engineers rise to rail challenge

By Amy Parkes | 05/07/2010 0 comments

Young engineers rise to rail challenge

ROTHERHAM students have reached the finals of The Northern Rail Engineering Challenge.

The 14-19 year-olds from Dinnington and Swinton developed their engineering skills by designing and building a 21st century train carriage.

Now they are preparing to present their ideas to a panel of judges at an awards ceremony in July.

The winning team will scoop a three month unlimited rail pass with Northern Rail and gain the experience of helping the engineering team at the next programme of train improvements.

Stuart Draper, engineering director at Northern Rail, said: “I would like to extend my congratulations to those which have made it through to the final short-list and look forward to hearing about their ideas in more detail.

“These students are the experts of tomorrow.”

The initiative is funded by Yorkshire Forward and is part of the Embedding Enterprise in Education programme, delivered by Rotherham Borough Council.

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