Hampshire youngsters to get a taste of engineering

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BUDDING young engineers have the chance to get a rare insight into a hi-tech world.

Educational charity The Smallpeice Trust is running a four-day residential course in nuclear marine engineering at HMS Sultan in Gosport from July 30 to August 2.

Fifty students, from 13 to 17, will have the opportunity to work alongside professional engineers during the course.

And they can take part in practical workshops and lectures as well as spending time in a laboratory learning about radiation and gamma ray spectroscopy.

Students will also visit local sites including Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Alliance.

The course costs £175 for four days full board, all course materials and supervised social activities.

For more information and to apply go to smallpeicetrust.org.uk or call 01926 333200.