Students from Bedminster Down, BTEA, City of Bristol College and and Patchway work with Engineers from BMT, Rolls-Royce, MOD, Babcock, NCCUK and Royal Navy to design concept ships that are fit for an uncertain future.
The programme starts on-board the MV Balmoral a 1950s Inshore Passenger Vessel. Students find out about ship design and why this needs to change to meet increased demand and changing legistlations. They then go on to build and present their own ideas in the form of an annotated half-model. Engineers follow up with the students in school to help them improve their models for presentation at an exhibition and Awards Ceremony on-board the ship(19th July - 6:00pm).
The exhibition will be open to the public during the Bristol Harbour Festival (20th and 21st July). The MV Balmoral is moored on Mardyke Quay, Hotwells Road
More pictures will follow - from other schools and colleges as well as the Awards Event on 19th July 6:00