Pupils get inspired at challenge at school

From left, Paul Stanley, Jo Crisp, George Heasman, Mercedes Bevan, Luke Galea and Bethany Bevan from Highbury College

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SECURITY aerospace and technology company Lockheed Martin has run another engineering challenge for school pupils.

As part of its 2014 STEM education programme, the firm visited Brookfield School in Sarisbury Green.

Students put their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills to the test in a one-day challenge event organised by Lockheed Martin UK (LMUK), in partnership with educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust.

Fifty pupils aged 13 and 14 were split into groups of five and were tasked with designing and constructing a propelled glider.

Sean Burton, a graduate engineer at LMUK based in Whiteley, said: ‘It is exciting to be involved in an industry that is at the cutting edge of technological developments.

‘One of the most rewarding parts of the role is getting involved in programmes like this one where we look to inspire tomorrow’s scientists, engineers, technicians and mathematicians though our hands-on STEM education outreach programmes.’