We were pleased to welcome pupils from Manor School recently to our Northampton head quarters. It was a complete coincidence as we have schools visit us regularly but this week just happens to be National Tomorrow's Engineers Week too.
The students are all studying STEM subjects and volunteered for the trip as they were keen to see what an automation company does. They were excited by the dynamic displays in our exhibition rooms and enjoyed presentations on our Bionic R&D concepts.
After a short introduction to both Festo and pneumatics they carried out practical workshops including the difference between a pneumatic cylinder and a Festo Fluid Muscle. This was followed by a tour around the Festo display area and a more complicated workshop hands-on exercise on our training rigs.
Festo are firmly committed to inspiring and developing young engineers for the future. This encompasses support of local schools, colleges and universities within a variety of programs and events.
To book your school into a Tomorrow's Engineers event click here
Find out more about National Tomorrow's Engineers week click here