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Students visit engineering company to learn about technology developments

A group of Year 7 students visited FESTO Applied Automotive Centre in Northampton to gain an insight into the development of technology.

A group of Year 7 students visited FESTO Applied Automotive Centre in Northampton to gain an insight into the development of technology.

During the trip, the students explored pneumatic engineering applications and robots in the workplace by making pneumatic circuits and looking at how these are employed in automotive applications.

The trip runs every year for Year 7 students, who enter a ‘Design a Robot’ competition to win a place on the trip.

Vice Principal Linda Arnold said ‘The standard of entry was very high with some wonderful creations submitted. It’s a great introduction to our technical ethos at CTS and links into our STEM sessions.

‘The students also gained an insight into the applications of robotics in the industry and have seen how FESTO use nature to inspire their development of technology. I hope this will help give the students a few ideas when they are creating their own designs in DT.’

To view more photo of our visit to FESTO click here.

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