As Engineers Week draws to a close we just want to thank all the schools, teachers, parents and students who allowed us to spread the message of engineering and welcomed us into their classrooms. We hope we inspired some budding engineers and look forward to seeing how they impact the industry in the future.
Let’s take a look back at everything that went on this week.
First we went to St. Patrick’s Senior School in Skerries Co. Dublin. We held two talks where we spoke to the 4th, 5th and 6th class students. They had been working on some engineering projects during the week and hosted an engineering and science fair which we judged and offered advice on how they could develop their ideas even more.
Next was Duleek National School, Co. Meath. This school is separated into boys and girls so we brought both together and encouraged them all to consider a career in engineering. We answered questions, took part in some activities and hopefully sparked the imagination of some of the students.
Finally we visited Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. Grace Kodia, a student at Loreto, came to us for a week’s work experience and found it so interesting her careers teacher asked if we would speak to some other students. We engaged with the 5th year students to try and encourage them to take STEM subjects and to explain the different careers in engineering available if they were considering it. With so much pressure on students about getting their points and completing the CAO form we wanted to showcase the different avenues available into engineering if it is something they really want to do.
While Engineers Week is about inspiring future engineers, we also wanted to show our appreciation for current engineers! Their work engineers the Ireland of today and we are so glad to have so much talent on our team. We had some midweek treats for all of them, Engineers Week inspired of course, as a celebration of the great team we have here. We also spoke to them about what got them interested in engineering, what a career in engineering has allowed them to achieve and their advice for anyone thinking of pursuing the career. You can find their answer here.
Finally, we would like to thank Engineers Ireland and STEPS for hosting the great campaign and we look forward to taking part again next year.