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Ilford schoolgirl learns how engineering can be cool at the IET

PUBLISHED: 12:29 18 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:29 18 April 2016

Ursuline Academy student Floriane Fidegnon-Edoh joined the Institution of Engineering and Technology as a junior board member, to encourage more young people to become engineers.

Ursuline Academy student Floriane Fidegnon-Edoh joined the Institution of Engineering and Technology as a junior board member, to encourage more young people to become engineers.

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An Ilford schoolgirl has joined the junior board of a national engineering body, to encourage more young people to work in the industry.

Ursuline Academy student Floriane Fidegnon-Edoh, 17, visited the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) last week along with other schoolchildren across the UK.

It formed the first junior board meeting of the IET, the largest group of its kind in the world, and the nine pupils discussed how to make the industry appeal to young minds with the adult trustees.

They discussed putting on courses for parents, teaching children about famous female engineers, as well as male ones, and showing how engineering can be cool.

Floriane, of Horns Lane, Newbury Park, said: “I really enjoyed the fact that our ideas were taken on board, seeing the ideas come to life and the chance to meet adults who want to make engineering more accessible.”


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