Engineering activities gratefully received by Aylesbury school

Fusion colleagues from its Aylesbury office have been applauded for running engineering focused activities at a local school recently.

Ruth Deraed, Enterprise Co-ordinator at the Aylesbury Vale Academy, said: “Thank you very much for all the excellent activities arranged by Fusion, especially at such short notice. The activities were very popular and the students managed to produce some great designs!”

Jennie Holloway (Sub Agent), Lachlan Dare (Senior Project Engineer), Douglas Winkworth (Assistant Project Manager) and Henry Brighton (Project Engineer), with Ecosulis’ Alex Husselby and Tom Grant, ran an interactive quiz for the Academy’s year 8 pupils.

Becky Tranter (Skills, Employment and Education Manager), Kevin Kane-Brooks (Community Liaison Assistant), Charlotte Hewes (Community Liaison Officer), with Morgan Sindall’s Lauren Sheridan and Forker’s Simon Wells and Martin Sharp oversaw the pupils’ building of a self-supporting bridge and a marble run, to give them insight into the work of an engineer.

The activity is part of Fusion’s Skills, Employment and Education strategy which incorporates school engagement, recruiting apprentices, supporting the National Colleges, creating work experience placements and tackling joblessness.

Fusion is a joint venture between three leading businesses, BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman and Morgan Sindall, that are conducting preparatory ground works to over 100km of the HS2 (High Speed 2)  line between London and Birmingham, in readiness for major civil engineering activities.

Photo caption: the self-supporting bridge created during the session.