Teacher joins engineering education initiative

The Rochester Bridge Trust has appointed a new Education Officer, completing the new team which will deliver its programme of engineering education projects.

Former teacher and school improvement consultant Aileen White brings two decades of educational experience to the Trust, where she will work to encourage adults and children to discover the appeal of civil engineering as a career.

Aileen explained: “I am passionate about creative approaches to teaching and learning and look forward to working with teachers and children, students and young adults, helping them to experience the appeal of civil engineering – in particular bridge building.

“I am particularly inspired by the Rochester Bridge Trust’s vision for the growth of its engineering education programme.”

The Trust holds a range of activities throughout the year, as well as providing free materials, to support engineering education initiatives. In a joint role with another Education Officer, Sharron Mackenzie, Aileen will continue to develop and promote this work.

Bridge Clerk Sue Threader explained: “Since the publication a couple of years ago of Learning About Bridges – a book of lesson plans provided free to schools across Kent – the Trust has gradually increased its efforts to inspire the next generation of bridge builders.

“Appointing our two new education officers was an important next step on the road to encouraging even more young people to realise the appeal of a future in civil engineering.”

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