Wednesday 19th December 2018

Engineering Students Look to Aerospace

Year 10 engineers recently visited Aircelle in Burnley accompanied by Mr Smithies and Miss Melitsiotis. Aircelle is an Aerospace company which designs and manufactures nacelles. Nacelles are the structures which house the engines on aircrafts as can be seen in the picture below.
Pupils learnt all about why carbon fibre is used as the main manufacturing material as well as how nacelles are made and transported to Toulouse, France to be fitted to various aircraft.

After the factory tour, pupils were split into teams and had to complete an engineering challenge. They had to balance 14 nails on one nail using only straws, pipe cleaners, paper clips and their imaginations!

The group had a wonderful day and are very grateful for the hospitality shown by Paul Armstrong and Joanna Webb-Sear from Aircelle. The school looks forward to working with Aircelle in the future.

This school term will see the conclusion of Fazakerley High Schools inaugural House Attendance Competition. Each house is competing for one of two awards; Best Overall Attendance and Most Improved Attendance. The aim of the competition is to not only increase the pupils overall attendance, but to reward those who have made a significant contribution to their houses successes. The house with the best attendance will receive the much sought after 'Most Improved House Attendance Shield and along with the winners of "Best Attendance will receive an in-school reward.