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Pupils invited to get a taste of new WMG Academy for Young Engineers

Pupils from Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull are invited to come and sample an education revolution at the WMG Academy for Young Engineers taster event next month.

The WMG Academy is a new school, opening in September 2014, for 14-19 year olds with a passion for engineering. The taster event will take place on Saturday 29 June at the University of Warwick.

The Academy will turn traditional methods of learning on their head and instead pupils will be taught the curriculum through the application of real-life engineering problems. A number of business partners are signed up to  support the academy, including Jaguar Land Rover, SCC, Prodrive and National Grid.

The school will take pupils entering Year 10 and Year 12 in September 2014. At the taster event, pupils and their parents can take a tour of facilities that students would be using at WMG, including the Virtual Reality Design Suite. There will be interactive exhibitions with our business partners and a taster lesson that will include computer-aided design and 3D printing. There will also be staff on hand to give more information about the new school and answer any questions.

Director of the WMG Academy Richard Hutchins said: “Manufacturing and engineering businesses in the area all need skilled young people to help them innovate and grow in the future. We want young people to come along to our taster event next month and find out more about the academy. We are doing some really exciting and innovative things in education. The WMG Academy will be a fantastic hotbed of talent, technology, business and innovation...a real draw to getting young people excited about industry.”

To sign up for the taster event, visit

Notes to editors

For more information contact Kelly Parkes-Harrison, University of Warwick,, 02476 150868, 07824 540863

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