Over 60 pupils visited the College facility and they were all blown away by what they experienced.

The pupils were split into groups and rotated around three activities. They controlled a Bulldog aircraft’s wings from the cockpit, operated the College’s wind tunnel, and created their own aircraft components – pully brackets – from card.

The session gave the classes an insight into aeronautical engineering careers, with apprentices from Spirit AeroSystems and UTC chatting to the pupils as they assisted with the practical activities.

Forehill Primary School’s visit was organised by the Developing the Young Workforce team at Ayrshire College. They regularly organise workshops for primary and secondary school pupils in order to encourage them to think about their future career options.

10-year-old Murray Graham from Forehill Primary School said after the visit “I had no idea how a plane works but now I do. It’s fascinating. I’m now thinking about becoming an Air Traffic Controller.”

Rhys McLean said “Before I came here this morning I probably wouldn’t have thought about this as a career, but I might consider it now.”

Chloe Reid added “I thought we’d be coming here just to hear facts about aircraft, but it turned out to be really enjoyable. It was great to get in a plane and control it – that was the best part of the day.”



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