Top engineer back in class

Richard Coakley President of the Institute of Civil Engineers at his old school where he was encouraging year five pupils working on a project to clean dirty water.
Richard Coakley President of the Institute of Civil Engineers at his old school where he was encouraging year five pupils working on a project to clean dirty water.

A past pupil of Furness Vale Primary School went back to the classroom to help inspire the next generation of civil engineers.

Richard Coakley, President of the Institute of Civil Engineers, returned to his old school, where he spent time working with the pupils.

He talked to them about the applications that civil engineering can be used for in the hope of inspiring more boys and girls to look at it is as a possible career.

He was joined by two apprentice engineers who also spent time working with the children which even included looking at one project on how to clean dirty water.