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Morgan Sindall - Bridge Project

Morgan Sindall - Bridge Project – 11th May 2017

Twenty Two Sixth Form students have been working with Morgan Sindall on a 14-week engineering challenge.

In small groups, students were challenged to design a permanent foot and cycle bridge between the sites of Lakes College and the Energy Coast UTC. Working with Morgan Sindall, students have explored concept design, planning, detailed design and construction.

"It's an amazing experience. It has helped me understand more about engineering and opened my mind to civil engineering. It has also helped me appreciate how much you need to work well in a team to help you reach your own targets."

Year 12 Student - Tyler Burns

"It's been a great experience to be involved with possible future employers; it has given me a valuable insight into teamwork within the engineering sector."

Year 12 - Lucy Kennett

As part of the project, participating students took part in four day leadership and outward bound course to help enhance their team working and communication skills sponsored by Morgan Sindall.

Students presented their final design to a Morgan Sindall management team on 3rd May 2017. The project was a hypothetical exercise to increase employability skills such as teamwork and leadership skills. The winning team was led by Connor Williams who designed the ‘Tunnova’ bridge.

“Our students have thoroughly enjoyed working on this project with the team from Morgan Sindall. They have enjoyed a unique insight into the areas of design engineering and commissioning. We would like to thank Morgan Sindall for leading this project and for sponsoring the outward bound activity week for our students.” said Cherry Tingle, Principal @ Energy Coast UTC

“Since the UTC opened its doors in 2014, Morgan Sindall has been an Employer Partner at the college and we are delighted to be able to support in the development and mentoring of UTC students. It is great to see the students grow in confidence, develop life skills and become better equipped as they begin their career path. The students also benefit from enhanced employment opportunities within West Cumbria.” said Andrew Crowder, Strategic Development Director, Morgan Sindall.

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