Coleshill engineering students get great grounding from BMW project

Students from The Coleshill School were invited to BMW Group’s engine manufacturing plant at Hams Hall as part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) project funded by Warwickshire County Council.

The programme, backed by a £21,232 from the county council, was launched last May and came to a conclusion on Thursday 19th October.

The event at BMW, Hams Hall, allowed the students to showcase all they had learnt from BMW engineers and apprentices, who supported the students throughout the project, during a five-minute presentation and question and answer session. 

Students presented their research on hydrogen fuel cell technology and car designs and the results of their speed and efficiency testing, all of which were judged by staff from BMW, The Coleshill School and Glenn Robinson, Skills for Employment programme Manager at Warwickshire County Council.

Ian Smith-Childs, school headteacher, said: “It was inspirational to see these boys rise to the challenge and present to both their peers and professionals.  I hope that the experience will now spur them on to fulfilling their amazing potential.”

Mr Robinson added: "The council is delighted to have funded this project and I hope to hear in a year or so that at least one of the pupils involved has become an apprentice at BMW."

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