‘Design and Make’ day for schools

Manufacturers from across the West Midlands are joining forces to help inspire the engineers of the future at a special event.

The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN), which comprises eight subcontract manufacturers and an engineering design agency, is putting on its second ‘Design and Make’ day, a unique opportunity for year 11 and year 12 students to spend a day getting first-hand experience of engineering, problem-solving and working as part of a team. The day will be held on 10 July at the Warwick Manufacturing Group.
Teams of four pupils will be invited to tackle the demanding brief that will involve designing and making a mechanical device (details revealed on the day) using just basic tools and materials. The teams are offered support from MAN member apprentices and encouraged to develop their ideas through trial and analysis. Each device is then tested by a qualified panel of engineers, with prizes awarded to the schools in three different categories: efficiency, innovation and manufacturing. The winning schools will be presented with a 3D printer from CREATE Education.
For further information www.man-group.co.uk