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Pupils spend a day in the life of an engineer


Pupils at Ashwell Academy recently spent a morning in the life of a telecoms engineer as they took part in a hands-on educational module about the internet.

After being given a brief history of how internet technology has evolved, the students were tasked with planning and constructing their own scale model of KCOM’s Lightstream fibre broadband network.

The students were divided into teams and worked together to ensure that everything went smoothly in both the planning and construction stages of the Internet Inventor module.

Catherine Jones, Vice Principal at Ashwell Academy, said:

“Once again KCOM came into school with their Internet Inventor activity which really engaged our students. KCOM really put students at the heart of what they do and their level of commitment to education in Hull is admirable.

“Ashwell Academy students really get a lot out of the activity which is hands-on and brings learning to life. We look forward to more educational activities and projects from KCOM in the future.”

KCOM’s Community Coordinator, Brendon Smurthwaite, added:

“This is the second successive year we’ve taken Internet Inventor to Ashwell and it was great to see the students so engaged in the activity again.

“They were presented with various problems when planning their fibre network and used teamwork to come up with the right solutions.”

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