Inspirational film shows engineers can reach for the stars

A Hollywood hit about overcoming prejudice to follow your dreams has been screened to help inspire tomorrow’s engineers.

More than 100 children and adults attended the screening of Hidden Figures at Cineworld Rochester, which was hosted by the Rochester Bridge Trust.

Caroline Chisholm, Education Officer at the Trust, said: “This film is a remarkable true story about some of the African-American women working behind-the-scenes at NASA during the space race, and one that must surely inspire anyone who sees it.

“We put a lot of effort into encouraging young people to consider a future in engineering, so to be able to show Hidden Figures is great for demonstrating the real-life potential of this career choice.”

The screening was part of the Trust’s participation in the Year of Engineering. It was attended by individual families and a selection of Guides groups.

After the event, attendee Emma commented: “Thank you for the showing of Hidden Figures. My daughter and I attended following an invite via Club Ausome. We both found it very inspiring and my daughter said afterwards, that it just proves what hard work and dedication can get you!”

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