St John Plessington Catholic College

Women in Engineering - Wiiral Met. - 15-5-23

 A group of female students in Year 10 attended a 'Women in Engineering' taster session at Wirral Metropolitan College today.

The session was designed to empower them to have the confidence to consider construction and engineering opportunities in the future. Enas Ahmed, a civil engineer raised in Iraq, explained how only 11% of the engineering work-force in the U.K. are female, with a common perception that engineering 'is for men'. This has to change going forward.

The students were challenged to build a structure, from spaghetti and marshmallows, that could support several boiled eggs! Amazingly, many of them managed to hold four, as the photographic evidence proves. Engineering futures surely await some of these talented students.