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Students make replica engine from 30,000 Lego bricks

Our young engineers have created a replica of a high horsepower diesel engine out of nearly 30,000 Lego bricks.

A group of 14 Year 8 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) created the replica of the 16 Cylinder, 95 litre QSK95 engine produced by Cummins when they visited the firm’s base in Wellingborough yesterday.

It took the students about two hours to complete the task which taught them about the different components of the engine and how they fit together and enhanced the students’ teamwork skills.

Design and Technology Teacher Nigel Barrett said: “This project gave the students a good understanding of the different parts that are used to make the engine and how they fit together.

“We were the first school to take part in the project in Wellingborough and we were very grateful to the staff at Cummins for all their support.

“It is the first time we have worked with Cummins and we hope this will be the start of a strong relationship with them.”

Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel engines and related technology around the world.

A group of our Year 9 engineers will also visit Cummins on Monday to take part in the same project.

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