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    Apr 2019 - Operation Spitfire RM388

    On April 2nd a cohort of our current Y11 Engineering students visited KMF metal fabrications and then Stoke Potteries museums, Hanley as the culmination of 10 months work on Operation Spitfire. Operation Spitfire is a 6 million project within Hanley museum to restore and show to the public Supermarine Spitfire RM388 . This historic icon will be displayed within a newly built atrium in the museum due for March 2020.

    Our students were set the brief to design a fully realistic Spitfire simulator for the general public to use. Their design had to accommodate all ability users and encompassed research into multiple areas of old and new technologies followed by the application of their knowledge into the development of accurate 1/4 scale models of their design proposals. This was a 'live project' and it has been incorporated into Component 3 of the B-TEC Engineering L1/L2 curriculum.

    Students have had the opportunity to present their work to commercial industry and have been exposed to real world manufacturing experience within this project. This 'live project' has also given the school the opportunity to show off the talent of our young people to a number of influential people and organisations. There is now the opportunity following yesterdays highly professional presentation by our students to develop this project further with sponsorship monies from private individuals who are connected with the project. We owe a deep gratitude to our friends within the FPTA who allocated financial support which allowed the technology department to buy materials and pay for coach hire to enable this project to come to fruition.

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