Aerospace firm helps students become high-flying engineers

PUBLISHED: 07:00 06 February 2020

Axe Valley Academy students at their aerospace engineering workshop. Picture: AVA

Axe Valley Academy students at their aerospace engineering workshop. Picture: AVA

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An Axe Valley Academy student is encouraging more people to take up careers in engineering - especially women.

Senior prefect Isobel Taylor is leading a project to promote engineering in the south west and invited Yeovil based Aerospace company Honeywell to visit the Axminster school.

The team supported workshops for year 8 students and also gave presentations and talks on the equipment and products it manufactures.

It provided examples of some of the equipment so that the students could get hands-on experience of the high technology made in the South West.

The team discussed aerospace engineering, careers in engineering and, in particular, Honeywell's involvement with the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for which it makes the life support system for the pilot.

Isobel, a year 11 student, said: "The students found the whole morning of particular interest and made them aware of the possible career paths available to them in our local area."

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