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Getting Girls Into Engineering

Getting Girls into Engineering’ is the second project of the ‘Getting Girls into..’ transition projects that have been pioneered for Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy. This year we are very fortunate to have the involvement and support of Handsworth Association of Schools as well as Birmingham University as well as local business ADI. The whole objective of this year’s project is to encourage our female students into careers in Engineering. We wanted this project to be both meaningful and fun and so we are designing two gravity racers (go-carts) this year to be raced on a special finale day in July. Both our racers will be designed and built by 48 year five students from eight of our primary feeder schools: Canterbury Cross, Birchfield, Prince Albert, St James, Benson, Rookery, Westminster and Cherry Orchard. We believe that the project will help ease transition, encourage female students into engineering and widen younger students’ horizons in education.

Getting Girls’ Into Engineering culminates on Friday July 11th with our celebration race day. There will be lots of things to look forward to so watch this space and see you there!

Mrs Sarah Williams – Head of Student Progress – Year Seven and the Getting Girls’ into Engineering team 2014.