On Wednesday 4th October 15 Year 9 students were taken to the 'Bring it on' event at Sunderland's Stadium of Light. It was an introduction to engineering, covering all aspects of engineering from civil engineering to robotic engineering. There were lots of hands on activities such as technical drawing and a chemical engineering workshop where the students were able to make cosmetics.
There was a combination of general activities and innovative ones inspired by the local area, such as a 'bridge building' activity focusing on the Wear Bridge which was supported by displays of working model trains.
The students spent the days observing, participating and analysing. They thorough enjoyed the day and were excellent ambassadors for the academy.