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8 Jun 2016


Imagineering Fair at Royal Bath & West Show was another success

Flag and entrance
Over 23000 visitors came through the entrance
Plaque describing Gold Award
The Gold Award was a great surprise
2 boys and a young man with a special technology kit
All kinds of fun activities
Two posters
Imagineering Workshops and Activities were very popular
Man and 2 children with activities at a table
Dads got involved too!
two men and 1 young woman and trophy
Chairman Bob Shanks presents the Imagineering Team Challenge Trophy to the winners from GE Aviation
Two men standing, one holding a component
President of Royal Bath & West Society, Michael Eavis, right, with Fair Manager, Rod Cannon, takes a closer look at a Rolls-Royce component.

Over 23,500 visitors came through the Imagineering marquee at the famous Somerset show and thousands of happy youngsters departed having had enormous fun with scores of activities.

And to round off the week the Imagineering marquee won a Gold Award for Non-Agricultural Trade Stand (over 12m frontage) – a tribute to all the hard work and effort put in by all the participants and the Imagineering team.

Organisations as varied as Thales UK, GE Aviation and GE Oil & Gas, BMT Defence Services, British Army’s REME, Rolls-Royce, EDF Energy, Berry & Escott and Leonardo (formerly AgustaWestland) laid on a wide range of fun activities demonstrating aspects of their respective industries.

The further education sector was also represented with UWE (with IET), Yeovil College and Bridgwater College also provided fascinating activities to inspire the youngsters and kept them absorbed. Haynes Motor Museum brought some iconic vintage motor vehicles from yesteryear which had everyone captivated.

And at the other end of the spectrum and looking to the future, the BLOODHOUND SSC show car, in its own special display tunnel, caught the imagination of hundreds as they passed by.

The Imagineering Workshops were kept busy throughout the week with some one-to-one tuition with engineers helping youngsters produce a make-and-take Steady Hand Game and learn about tools and pick up some basic skills. All members of the families got involved with this!

The Imagineering Team Challenge between teams from the participanting companies saw some fun and hot competition with GE Aviation finally racing
forward to win the special Imagineering Team Challenge Trophy. Two of the Challenges were kindly laid on by 105 Battalion REME and another was constructing an Imagineering Hydraulic Arm.

The President of the Royal Bath & West Society, Michael Eavis, also popped in. Famous for founding the Glastonbury Music Festival, he was also interested in the work of Imagineering and the companies supporting the Fair.


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