The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls Engineering Project

On Track

Did you know that only 5% of women become Engineers?  As a response to this, Frances Bardsley are planning to build a miniature railway (including the track, engine and carriages) to inspire and engage students who may consider entering into this profession in the future.  The students will get hands on experience of building the railway both during the school day and at after school clubs.

You are warmly invited to our launch night on Monday 12th October at 7.30pm in the main school hall.  There will be talks from out Head teacher Mr  Dutnall and the President of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Professor Richard Folkson.

There is an opportunity for parents, carers and wider members of the community to donate towards the cost of this project.

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Frances Bardsley International Club

Year 9 student Vedika Vyas, a student member of the Frances Bardsley International Club, received some good news during the holidays. Her poem and painting were chosen from the entire UK to be exhibited at the Watson School of Art in the National Trust site of Stowe. Writing to Vedika , Jack Sowry of the Never Such Innocence team said her work was ‘highly praised.’  He went on to state that Vedika should be very proud of her work.

The exhibition was opened on the 1st of August and concludes in early September. Never Such Innocence (NSI) is a registered charity (number 1156148) in England and Wales and is a unique project fitting into the wider series of 2014-18 centenary activities. Their aim is to ensure young people nationally are inspired, informed and included  in the centenary activities. They are unique in their approach in commemorating the First World War in that the charity  are highlighting the Commonwealth contribution of the War to encourage young people to actively learn about their shared history and heritage. The charity takes its name from Philip Larkin’s famous poem MCMXIV, which reflects on the changes caused by the First World War. The driving force behind Never Such Innocence is Lady Lucy French, great-granddaughter of Field Marshal Sir John French who commanded the British Expeditionary Forces from 1914-15.


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