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Exploring engineering

By Juliet Whitcombe

Exploring engineering

The Institute of Civil Engineers, BBC and the London Transport Museum recently showcased student films about some of the engineering challenges faced on Crossrail.

The films were made by Year 10 Construction and Built Environment Diploma and Engineering students as part of a project exploring the contribution that engineering brings to society and the importance of communication.

The project included visits to Crossrail worksites and workshops to explore solutions for challenges like waste removal, tunnel boring and station design at Paddington, Tottenham Court Road and Canary Wharf stations. The students used the BBC’s state-of-the-art media facilities to produce films about their work. 

“Giving youngsters the opportunity to work with real people in a real situation was immeasurable,” said a teacher from Walworth Academy.