Year 8 pupils enjoyed practical engineering workshops

On Tuesday, 21st June 2022, the Prep School once again welcomed Mr Rob Panter, Managing Director of Canham Consulting, to deliver his third talk on engineering this academic year. Following his talks introducing engineering and engineering disasters, this time Rob delivered a practical workshop to pupils in Year 8 introducing structural design and some complex mathematics that he and his team use daily. The pupils were challenged to analyse a simple structure, assessing the load and load path in addition to calculating the bending moment, shear force, bending stress, pressure and deflection. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to explore these areas with Rob. Gresham’s Prep School wishes to thank Rob for the time and engineering expertise he has given our fortunate pupils this year. We look forward to welcoming him back in the future.