Councillor George Illingworth dropped in to Warwick Junior School
Just before the schools closed, Chairman of Warwick District Council, Councillor George Illingworth, and his wife Mrs Joanna Illingworth, paid a visit to Warwick Junior School in Myton Road, Warwick and spent some time in the school’s after-school engineering clubs which includes an Imagineering Club.
The Clubs comprise Young Engineers (Imagineering) Buggy Builders and Accelerator Club and are all fun weekly after-school Clubs. In the Imagineering Club, which has been running for a number of years, pupils make working models from kits, using simple tools and learning basic skills. Councillor Illingworth has been a good supporter of Imagineering since it was established in 2000 and he and his wife enthusiastically joined in with the Club activities, helping the pupils with their projects.
All the Imagineering projects, which the children take home when complete, reflect aspects of the national curriculum and have real life applications.
As well as gaining self-confidence, the pupils also learn about the real world around them and all the Clubs introduce them to science, engineering and
technology principles which can inspire them to a future career.
The Clubs at Warwick Junior School are run by volunteer tutor, retired engineer, David Bray and teachers Helen Wragg (with help from her husband Simon) and Gill Clark.
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