Two of our Engineers in Thame have been doing fantastic work to inspire children into engineering. Elaine Pickup, Technical Support Engineer and Nick Sawyer, Principal Engineer, recently visited John Hampden Primary School and taught two year 6 classes.
Elaine and Nick Sawyer brought out their cups, pens, motors, and sticky tape to teach the children how to make dancing robots. The classroom was a riot with noise as the delighted youngsters put the robots together and then watched as they made patterns on the table. If they didn’t, they had to work out why. One young lady was heard saying, ‘This is the best lesson ever!’.
The year six students had just finished their exams and it was a fun way for them to have an informative lesson which was taught by people who have jobs in engineering. Teacher Melanie Schleising said, ‘Thank you to Nick and Elaine for the fabulous ‘Dancing Robot’ experience. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and were so excited about what they did.’
This is the third time they have run such as class which was organised by the Lucy Electric CSR programme, having previously visited Thame Youth Project and Long Crendon School.
Lucy Electric is very proud of Nick and Elaine who are always willing to get involved in fantastic CSR projects such as this and engaging so brilliantly with youngsters.