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PRIMARY SCHOOL MAKE A NOISE FOR SCIENCE WEEK

Leading Engineers at M-EC Spark the Interest of Potential Engineers of the Future at Deanery CofE Primary School with Drone Flight and Acoustic Air Demonstration.

This week sees the return of the popular British Science Week, a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, organised by The British Science Association.

Pupils at a Sutton Coldfield Primary School have been enjoying a series of events aimed at inspiring them to become interested in science, helped by having a range of industry experts visit the school to show them the potential of the subject.

On Wednesday, pupils from Deanery C.E. Primary School took part in a series of demonstrations organised by leading development consulting engineers at M-EC, which showed them how science, technology, engineering in maths is used ‘in the real world’ and the importance it plays on helping to create a better, healthier environment.  

Senior Noise & Air Quality Consultant, Matt Gore, Marketing Manager, David Burton and UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Pilot, Joseph Landers, from the Leicestershire headquartered engineering consultancy, joined young learners to talk to them about how the company use drones to carry out Geomatic surveying, the importance of improving air quality and the impact of noise and vibrations in construction, demonstrated by setting up huge speakers in the school hall! 

The M-EC team spent the morning giving presentations to 470 pupils aged 4 to 11 years about flying drones, how they work and how they are used in surveying and mapping to take aerial pictures of land and buildings. They also demonstrated how M-EC’s Acoustic Air division test the impact of noise and vibration using a sound level meter and amplifiers.

Then the real fun began when the children went outside to observe M-EC’s drone as it flew over the grounds of the school to take aerial imagery and measurements for M-EC to be able to produce a data map, similar to Google map image, for the children.  

Matt Gore, Senior Noise & Air Quality Consultant at M-EC said: “We’ve had a fantastic morning measuring, testing and mapping with the pupils from Deanery. It’s been great teaching them a little bit more about some of the “cool” stuff we do here at M-EC and it certainly didn’t disappoint. It is important for children to realise that what they learn in their science lessons has practical applications in the real world and that it can lead to hugely fulfilling careers.”

Emma Collister, Science Coordinator at Deanery C.E. Primary said: “Inspiring children at a young age to become interested in science, technology, engineering and maths is very important and having companies such as M-EC visit us and show them practical, and fun, applications for the subjects is a great way of doing that. We had such a fun morning and the children loved seeing the drone take off and feeling the vibrations from the amplifiers. If this sparks the imaginations of one future engineer, then the day has been a great success!”

Running from 8-17 March, British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths organised by the British Science Association. It aims to encourage young people to get involved in STEM events and activities.  

In addition to M-EC visiting the school, the children also welcomed several parent volunteers, who shared their varying careers with the children. These included engineers, doctors, building surveyors, personal trainers, all of which set up practical and hands on activities for the children to take part in.

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