12 June 2017

Visit to Rolls Royce

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On Monday 5 June Sevenoaks School visited the offices of Rolls Royce Plc in Derby. Our visit was to view a fan from a 524 engine used in Boeing 747 planes. Rolls Royce are kindly loaning the fan to the school for display in the new Science and Technology Centre next year.

This generous gesture was made possible by Professor Phil Ruffles CBE FREng FRS (OS 1958) who was Director of Engineering and Technology at Rolls Royce until his retirement in 2001. Professor Ruffles is an advocate of Engineering careers and has previously supported students at our Careers Forum.

We hope the iconic fan will inspire students to develop their STEM skills and highlight the exciting career opportunities available.

To find out more about the new Science and Technology Centre and Sixth Form Centre visit our Campaign for Sevenoaks School website at http://inspire.sevenoaksschool.org/home/

L- R, Andy Burton, Capital Project Manager at Sevenoaks School; Ian Craighead, Head of Corporate Heritage and Chief Executive, The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust; Ricardo Pereira, Technical Assistant to Group Chief Engineer at Rolls Royce; Professor Phil Ruffles (OS 1958).

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