Boost for new engineering department


An academy has won a bid with a private engineering consortium to help develop its new department.

Robert Bloomfield Academy in Shefford has been working behind the scenes to gather support for the developing department.

Engineering is a new subject for the school but the department already has state-of-the-art hardware and computer software, but has now been awarded the Veruth Holdings Bursary.

Veruth Holdings is a company that deals in Bedfordshire and Luton, and will be working with the school over the coming month.

The school is now developing its use of multimedia approaches to video editing with its new Apple Mac suite of computers, developing its programming capabilities with a diverse suite of robotics equipment and its provision in design with the addition of a 3D scanner and A3 laser cutter to support its current laser cutter and 3D printing provision as well as a CAM milling machine and casting equipment.

Christian Langley, director of specialism in science and engineering at the school, said: “The injection of funding will greatly enhance our ability to deliver a world class education to pupils in engineering.”