Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines is an exciting and fun outreach activity and resource for schools and other organisations based on the build of aircraft wings designed to replicate the work that can been seen in the photograph of women working at the Garlick factory in 1914. The outreach activity has been created for groups of students between the ages of 11 and 16 with the main aim to engage girls with the field of engineering, and ultimately making a career in engineering more accessible to them.
The Magnificent Women Resource Team is also available to attend careers events and exhibitions and in 2016 we have had a presence at:
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Not only does Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines combine the design and technology aspects of creating and building authentic wing structures with the pioneering work of women engineers over 100 years, but also incorporates scientific aspect relating to wing design and flight mechanics, team working skills, careers advice, and the history of World War One including the rise of the suffrage movement. This cross-curricular activity allows young people to explore the diverse and exciting nature of engineering through an interactive and hands-on activity that can easily be adapted to fit curriculum needs of individual schools.
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