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Farrans Roadbridge inspiring the next generation of engineers

18th June 2019

Farrans Roadbridge, currently constructing the A737 Dalry Bypass for Transport Scotland, were delighted to attend Dalry Primary School's STEM / Week of Work event for the second year running.

Four staff studying Civil Engineering and Construction attended an all day event which involved over 150 primary 5 - 7  pupils, where they hoped to  inspire the next generation of Engineers. 

The pupils were taught about strong shapes and how and why they are used in construction and engineering. They then went on to build 3D shapes and bridges from K’Nex.  This newly gained knowledge was applied to make their structures stronger.  As you can see they built some fantastic structures!

Miss Pollock, a teacher from the school said: “Thank you so much for your visit, the children loved it.”

Michael Bennett, currently on a year long placement on the A737 Dalry Bypass Project, whilst studying Civil Engineering at Queens University, Belfast said:

“It is great to be given the opportunity to inspire the children and pass on some of the knowledge and experience I have gained whilst working on the project.”

Zak McCafferty and Angela Newlands are also studying Civil Engineering at Glasgow Kelvin College and Keiran Barr has recently completed an SVQ in Construction.  All are based at the Dalry site.