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Young Engineers get boost for challenge

YOUNG ENGINEERS: Local youngsters learn from the best when Jaguar Landrover engineer Chris Wood dropped by for a visit.

YOUNG ENGINEERS: Local youngsters learn from the best when Jaguar Landrover engineer Chris Wood dropped by for a visit.

YOUNG engineers from Forfar Academy had a treat last week when they welcomed a special guest.

Chris Wood, a design manufacture engineer from Jaguar Landrover, dropped in to check on the progress of the Angus Young Engineers’ latest design challenge.

The young engineers had been briefed to design a remote controlled 4x4 scaled vehicle to a given Landrover specification.

The vehicle must perform certain electronic functions and has to complete a number of demanding challenges competing against schools from all over the UK.

Chris dropped in with a brand new Jaguar XJ and to the delight of the young engineers gave them a good look round. This was followed by a very useful question and answer session.

He went on to give an informative talk on the history of Jaguar Landrover and his own engineering career.

Chris presented a cheque for £500 on behalf of the Worshipful Company of World Traders.

The London-based charity was hugely impressed with the club’s aim to revitalise the economy through the promotion of engineering so decided to sponsor the challenge in partnership with the Forfar Roof Truss Company.

 

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