On Sunday 24th September 2017 a group of intrepid students set out from The Holgate Academy to the Rolls Royce Open Day. This was made possible by Holgate Governor Marcus Hawes who very kindly provided us with tickets to the event.
We set off from the Academy at 10:00am on the short walk to Rolls-Royce, when we arrived we stopped off for some photo opportunities with an aircraft engine, army truck and the famous Hucknall Rolls-Royce building. After the photos there was some time for fun on an inflatable slide before heading into the main attraction.
After a short Health and Safety talk from Marcus the group went on a tour of the factory facilities. The tour included a look at some very big LASERs. Once the tour was over be took a break for some lunch and fair ground rides.
After lunch it was back into the factory to build some aluminium engines. There was also an opportunity to see a Lego robot and a 3D printer. Students got the chance to talk to Rolls Royce STEM Ambassadors about the post 16 and 18 options and work experience. We ended the day with some retro gaming before setting off back to Holgate.
The students were an absolute credit to their school and engaged with all of the activities leading to a very enjoyable experience for all!