Tinsley Bridge recently hosted a Dragon’s Den competition, setting an engineering challenge to help encourage school children to consider careers in engineering.
A problem solving day at Tinsley Bridge was used to set a challenge to promote innovative engineering to young people. The task was based on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster in which a Tyzack high precision cutting blade was used to cut the oil rig riser pipe lying on the sea bed and stop the oil flow.
The winning team was Westfield School who set up a scheme to pass on what they had learned at Tinsley Bridge to the younger pupils at the school.
Tinsley Bridge work with Sheffield Cutlers Company initiative, Work Wise, to raise the profile of engineering in school age children. David Owens, Technical Director, visited Westfield School to present the winners certificates. “The standard of the Westfield School entry was outstanding, we have been extremely impressed by the capability and enthusiasm of the pupils who have spent time at Tinsley Bridge. They express a passionate interest to enter engineering careers which offers a bright future for UK manufacturing”.