Babcock Engineering Link at Kirkcaldy High
Archived news: published on Friday 22 Jul 2016 by Fife Council
Recently, a group of engineers from Babcock International Rosyth came to the school to work with our Higher Mathematics pupils. Pupil teams were given the task of designing, building and testing (to the point of collapse!) a model crossbeam as part of the Goliath Crane Challenge. The pupils had to buy the required resources and work within a given budget. All of these are key employability skills.
This was an excellent opportunity for our pupils to see how their mathematical skills can be applied in a real life context. Mr S Allan, of the Maths Dept, who organised the event, said that the engineers from Babcock were very impressed by the way in which our pupils worked together and were able to build creative structures which met the given criteria.
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