Challenge for pupils

BUDDING engineers from schools across Hartlepool are set to take part in a challenge day.

Pupils from High Tunstall College of Science, Dyke House Sports and Technology College, English Martyrs RC School and Sixth Form College, Manor College of Technology and St Hild's C of E School will put their skills to the test at the event.

The challenge day, which is to be held at High Tunstall College of Science, in Elwick Road, on January 20, aims to encourage more youngsters to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

The days will run nationwide, and the top three teams from each event will qualify for the grand final, held in London, in May.

Gareth James, head of education for the Institution of Engineering and Technology, which organises the events, said: "The programme is all about inspiring and attracting tomorrows engineers.

"The young people attending the challenge days will experience hands-on, practical events to challenge their perceptions and make them realise engineering is an exciting, rewarding career path."