The aim of the Technology Academy is to provide students with a unique experience, that will inspire, support and help them to pursue a career in Engineering.
Sponsored by Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, Nuclear Development Managing Director of EDF Energy, the Technology Academy consists of students at both the Bridgwater College Academy and Bridgwater & Taunton College.
As part of the Academy students will build electric cars from kits (Green Power Racing) to race-ready vehicles, culminating in a race event on the 23rd June 2019. Alongside this activity, there will be industry-related visits and team building activities.
The Academy meets on a Wednesday evening from 5pm – 7pm in the Energy Skills Centre, Bridgwater Campus.
For more information, contact Head of Automotive & Engineering, Chris Hunt – firstname.lastname@example.org
What does the Academy do?
The Academy began with some ice-breaking activities to allow students to get to know one another. The students split into teams to create structures out of marshmallows and spaghetti (the materials of the future no doubt!)
The following week to get into the racing spirit needed for the 23rd June, the students travelled up to Bristol and went Go-Karting. It was a great opportunity to engage in some friendly rivalry, and the competition was tough!
Back in the Advanced Engineering Centre on the Bridgwater Campus, students had a session on composites which will form the bodywork for their race cars. The PPE (personal protective equipment) also arrived, which means that each student now has their own Technology Academy overalls for each week in the workshop!
After many weeks of hard work, the electric cars took part in a race on June 23rd. A huge congratulations to all of the students from Bridgwater College Academy and Bridgwater & Taunton College that took part.