HMSRaleigh01_smlIn early October, six Year 11 Design and Technology students from Colyton Grammar School were among 50 students who attended this year’s Engineering Education Scheme launch event at HMS Raleigh, Torpoint, Cornwall.

 The EES provides work related learning within an industrial enterprise context. Students were given an exclusive insight into the training given to all Royal Navy staff on how to fight fires at sea. After lunch the students took part in team building activities delivered by the Royal Marines physical training staff.

HMSRaleigh02_smlThe Colyton students will be going on to work with a company called AMSAFE Bridport, a world leading provider of safety restraint products for the aerospace and defence industry, to enable them to experience how a real engineering project is carried out.  Jason W, the leader of the Colyton team, said he was “Looking forward to the challenge ahead”.

By student reporter, Rida M
Photos show the Navy’s fire-fighting area at HMS Raleigh