Bentley Motors’ Graduates to Attend Rockingham Festival

In order to increase the pupils’ and teachers' interest in science, maths and engineering, Learning Grid is organizing the Rockingham Festival, scheduled to take place between June 30 - July 2. For the second year running, a team of graduates from Bentley Motors will also attend the festival, displaying some of their latest innovations.

“We have made the activities as much fun as possible as we want to make them view engineering as ‘cool’. Our stand will offer plenty of hands-on opportunities to explore and we are confident the children will enjoy it and want to learn more,” 
said Rhys Morgan, team leader for the Bentley graduates.

Bentley Motors will send a team of six graduate trainees to encourage young people to become motivated by engineering, through hands-on examples of the value and fun of this field.

“In the UK, take up of science based subjects is in the decline, threatening the future availability of scientists and engineers. By showing the pupils and, as importantly, their teachers some practical, real world applications and products, under the banner of a great Brand, we hope to help arrest that decline,”
added Cameron Paterson, Engineering Project Leader for Bentley Motors.

The team will also be accompanied by the automaker’s latest models, the Azure and Continental GTC. Alongside these vehicles, interactive games and displays will also be featured at the event, as well as a downhill racer and the Bentley ‘Greenpower’ car, created by some of Bentley’s apprentices.

Children will also get involved in activities like using remote control Bentley models to make them think about materials that absorb impact on collision and competing to position car parts in order of build.

“By doing events such as Rockingham we hope that children and teachers will view engineering – and the motor industry – as a great place to work. Longer term it will ensure the UK has the best young designers and engineers who will shape the Bentley cars of the future,” said Christine Gaskell Member of the Board for Personnel at Bentley Motors.
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