Science was definitely the topic of conversation as pupils from Ashton Community Science College visited BAE Systems in Warton on Tuesday.Advertisement
They met former Countdown presenter Carol Vorderman as she found out about careers in engineering.
Carol’s visit was timed with national Women in Engineering Day.
She said: “We need to make sure young women know from an early age that there are opportunities for them in engineering, it is not a man’s world.
“The work which BAE Systems is doing with young people shows them how inspiring engineering can be and how relevant it is to our lives – after all every piece of technology in our lives is the product of engineering.
“We need to act today to inspire young women to become the engineers of tomorrow.”
Eurofighter Typhoon jets are built at the Warton centre and the pupils got the chance to see one up close and personal.
Jackie Long, Work Based Learning Co-ordinator at Ashton Community Science College, added: “The after school club which the education ambassadors from BAE Systems ran with us has left our girls inspired to consider careers in engineering.
“But, to visit the facility at Warton and see the product of some of the leading engineers in the world gave them a real insight in to what they could be involved in.
“To meet Carol Vorderman on top of all that really was the icing on the cake.”
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