WISBECH: Firm's gift of 30 mini motos is just the tonic for Thomas Clarkson students on engineering
A FENLAND firm has donated 30 mini motos to students on an engineering course in Wisbech who will strip the bikes down and rebuild them into Go Karts. Course director Mick Caveney said students from Thomas Clarkson Community College were overwhelmed when
A FENLAND firm has donated 30 mini motos to students on an engineering course in Wisbech who will strip the bikes down and rebuild them into Go Karts.
Course director Mick Caveney said students from Thomas Clarkson Community College were overwhelmed when Chatteris firm Mini Ha Ha Ltd donated the 30 mini motos to the Engineering Department at the College of West Anglia, Wisbech Campus, where they all attend one and a half days a week.
The students are aged 14/15 and studying on the Level 2 Practical Engineering Operations course at the college organised through a school link programme. Programme Manager at the college, Tony Williams said that the teaching staff wanted to bring more mechanical skills into the course in order to widen the students' skill range and he contacted Mini Ha Ha Ltd in order to purchase some engines.
"The company had 30 mini motos in their old stock and offered them free of charge to the college," he sad.
"We couldn't believe it when he offered them to us.
Mr Caveney said "It was the most generous offer and we are extremely grateful. In order to demonstrate their engineering skills the students will be required to strip the bikes down and rebuild them into Go Karts.
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"The course these students are studying is the first step on the apprenticeship framework and is mainly studied at the college by students who are aged 16+. It is a challenging course for students of this young age"
He added: "If they are successful on this course then they have taken their first step in what could be a very successful engineering career, so any support from employers is invaluable".