Pupils use skills to help ease disaster

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Aspiring young manufacturers from across Lancashire are set to come to the rescue of victims of natural disasters, war zones and other troubles, when they compete in the BAE Systems Make it Enterprising Challenge on Thursday

The event, aimed at 13 and 14 year olds, is a joint initiative between The Manufacturing Institute and BAE Systems at Samlesbury.

It is part of a series of themed challenges which The Manufacturing Institute is supporting through their ‘Make It’ campaign, which aims to attract the brightest and best new talent into manufacturing by promoting the sector as an exciting and rewarding career option for young people.

During the day the teenagers will have to use their skills to set up their own mini-manufacturing businesses and design, cost, build and market a prototype Unmanned Support Vehicle (USV) to respond to emergencies ranging from earthquakes and floods to police and fire department incidents. They will pitch their ideas in Dragons’ Den-style.