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Engineering partnership is a real help to Spalding Grammar School




Spalding Grammar School students get to grips with real workplace challenges thanks to a partnership with Guttridge Engineering.

A-Level engineering students have just visited the company's premises on Wardentree Lane, delivering the fruits of a project completed last year - a chain conveyor and brush gear.

The current project will see the students construct two machines.

Mechatronic students deliver their chain conveyor to Guttridge Engineering - pictured right is, Neil Storer, from the firm, with student Adam Mountain to his left. SG-110219-207TW
Mechatronic students deliver their chain conveyor to Guttridge Engineering - pictured right is, Neil Storer, from the firm, with student Adam Mountain to his left. SG-110219-207TW

One machine will measure the angle of repose of various products, in other words the steepest angle at which a sloping surface formed of loose materials is stable.

Guttridge engineer Louise Luck, who has been mentor for the projects, said the second device will demonstrate friction between different materials.

The partnership between the school and the firm is part of The Engineering Education Scheme, which was established in 1984 to encourage young people to take up engineering and science careers.

Teacher Dion Jones, the school's head of design and technology, said the partnership with Guttridge has been benefiting pupils for the last three years.

The school's mechatronic team manger, Luke Campbell, with the latest completed device. SG-110219-209TW
The school's mechatronic team manger, Luke Campbell, with the latest completed device. SG-110219-209TW

Five students are involved in this year's project.



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