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President of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers visits Denbigh

30 January 2014

On Thursday 30th January the President of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Patrick Kniveton, visited Denbigh to talk about the career opportunities in engineering.

Mr Kniveton, who is also the Head of Engineering Improvement for Rolls-Royce, uses his position and status in the profession to promote careers in engineering.

Over 250 students across all year groups were involved in the visit and Mr Kniveton also brought along some gifts; a steam turbine and a personally signed Rolls Royce book on jet engines. The book will be awarded as a prize during National Science and Engineering week.

“I found the presentation very interesting and engaging. I found out that there is much more to engineering than just building things.”
Nadirah Shafique—74 

“The visit has inspired me and other students about engineering.”
Zara Sher—74

In a letter to Dame Yasmin and the staff and students of Denbigh High School, Mr Kniveton said:

“Thank you very much for hosting my visit to your school.

“I really appreciated you committing the time to welcome me to your school. It was particularly wonderful to see such marvelous enthusiasm of the children, which fills me with a lot of confidence in the future of STEM”.