The students at the Derby Manufacturing UTC are celebrating well-earned success following a good results day on Thursday 16 August. There has been an overall increase of 22 points per student compared to the results from 2017 and an increase of 7 points per entry in our technical subjects.
A select few students from our year 11, 12 and 13 cohort spent a week down in Portsmouth taking part in the Junior Leaders Field Gun Challenge.
Some of our lower sixth form students had the opportunity to visit Toyota's car manufacturing plant located in our very own Derbyshire (Burnaston to be precise). Established in December 1989, the vehicle manufacturing plant currently makes the Toyota Avensis (1997–present), Toyota Auris (2006–present) and Toyota Auris Hybrid (2010–present). The students were provided with some insight into the future direction of engineering at Toyota. They were then given a tour of the plant followed by a very useful discussion on how they can direct their future careers. #manufactureyourfuture
Derby Manufacturing UTC's student council have organised a non-school uniform day and cake sale. They have raised £261. The cakes were donated by students and staff with all profits going to the British Lung Foundation. Furthermore, Mr Wheatcroft (School Principal) will also be raising money for the British Lung Foundation when he runs the London Marathon this Sunday.
In April, we took our Year 10 students on a visit to the 2018 MACH event at Birmingham’s NEC. This huge space was packed full of exhibitors from a wide range of companies across the engineering manufacturing sector. We were fortunate enough to receive demonstrations from leading companies such as Fanuc and Intermac, who showed our students their latest innovative technologies in action. Our students, the leading engineers of the future, had a fantastic experience. They learnt lots, took advantage of opportunities to gets hands-on with some cutting-edge pieces of kit, and came home with mountains of goodies!
Anne Milton, the Minister of State for Skills, made the following statement in the House of Commons on 22nd March in answer to a Parliamentary question: The University Technical College (UTC) programme has an important role to play in our reforms to technical education, with strong UTCs succeeding in equipping young people with the skills businesses need, getting them into employment and supporting social mobility.
A small group of year 10 students were crowned the winners of the Derby iRail competition 2018, which took place at Derby’s conference centre on March 13th 2018.
Congratulations to Paul (one of the DMUTC Governors) on behalf of the Staff, students and Board of Governors at Derby Manufacturing UTC on being named as Britain’s Skills Champion of the Year at the recent SEMTA Skills Awards Ceremony.
Year 10 went on an informative visit to Bombardier. Experiences included the industrial-sized workshops and testing sheds.
Thanks to the Royal Navy for their inspirational talk about Navy based activities and careers throughout the world.
Derby Manufacturing UTC students took part in raising £280 for BBC’s Children in Need.
Year 11 were given an insight into the work they do at Bombardier and had a go at designing and building ‘trains’ from K-Nex.