On the afternoon of Thursday 21 November, a group of U5 students spent the afternoon at Festo, a local engineering and robotics company in Brackmills, where they were lucky enough to meet expert engineers and product designers from the company.
Students were also able to get hands-on with the specialist pneumatics kit, which they used to build their own circuits powered by compressed air. Next, pupils learned about how industry and mechanics takes influence from nature and put this into practice by attempting to build a machine which resembled how a chameleon uses its tongue to pick things up. Everybody gave it a good go with some great success, with everyone getting there eventually with help from the experts!
A fantastic, and very insightful trip. Thank you to Mrs Vizor for making the visit possible.