The Engineering Education Scheme Team with their trophy, in front of their display stand.
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Four lower sixth students took part in the Celebration and Assessment Day (CAD) of the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) at Newcastle University on 21 April 2017. QEHS won the “Pupils’ Choice Award” for the second year running, which was voted for by students from all 30 schools taking part. During the day, the students gave a 15-minute presentation on their project to a panel of expert assessors. They were then quizzed on their grasp of the brief. They were highly commended, by the assessors, for their depth of knowledge and understanding, the clarity of the presentation and for their breadth of research.

The four students have worked with two engineers from Royal Haskoning DHV for the last five months, on a real-life civil engineering problem. They have been working on solutions to design a flood alleviation scheme for houses in the Somerset levels. The project has included a site meeting, a 3-day residential course at Newcastle University, where students tested possible solutions, as well as well as meetings with the engineers. The students had to produce an industry-standard report, an audio-visual presentation and a display stand for the CAD. They are to be congratulated for the commitment and enthusiasm shown towards the project.