Students get to see science in action at Cummins

Joe Mason, Kyle Fischer, James Smith, Michael Denton, Tyler Maltby, Miguel Ganhao and Anthony Mousley work on their linear generator
Joe Mason, Kyle Fischer, James Smith, Michael Denton, Tyler Maltby, Miguel Ganhao and Anthony Mousley work on their linear generator
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Pupils enjoyed interactive science workshops as part of a festival.

Cummins Generator Technologies in Ryhall Road, Stamford, held the workshops on Friday last week for young people from New College Stamford and Casterton Business and Enterprise College, as well as Spalding Grammar School and Grantham College.

The firm was holding the workshops as part of South Kesteven District Council’s Gravity Fields Festival, which ran during September and was designed to celebrate Sir Isaac Newton and all things science.

During the workshops, the pupils were invited to build their own linear alternator, similar to the alternators the firm manufactures at the site. The pupils also got a tour of Cummins.

Cummins events manager Gareth Clark said: “We were really keen to get involved in the Gravity Fields Festival because of the great focus on science and we are a growing company in manufacturing and engineering.

“It was great working in small groups with the pupils and it got quite competitive, which was encouraging to see. We were very pleased to see some up and coming Isaac Newton’s!”