Bid to get Horndean girls into engineering subjects

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A HORNDEAN school is one of 16 that has been chosen to take part in a new nationwide project.

Horndean Technology College has been selected for the new government-funded project called Girls Engineering the Future.

The project bids to encourage Year 10 girls into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (Stem) subjects, with the aim to encourage them into engineering apprenticeships.

Comprising of four elements, the project is being delivered by The Smallpeice Trust and The Outward Bound Trust with support from BAE Systems, Bentley Motors, Network Rail and Rolls-Royce.

Dr Kevin Stenson, chief executive of The Smallpeice Trust said: ‘With the continual concern about the low number of female students studying Stem subjects up to and beyond A-level, this project aims to encourage and educate our future female talent into engineering.

‘Each of the four elements of this project have been created and designed to engage, encourage and excite students about the key role and contribution that women can make in business innovation, design and problem solving.’