YEAR Six students at St. Paul's Junior School were given a presentation by engineers from Siemens.

The presentation was on June 21 for the Sharing Engineering Project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Mike Jeschke, STEM Ambassador at Siemens Subsea spoke to the children about previous sources of electricity and what he does at Siemens, in Ulverston.

Mr Jeschke then had a question and answer session followed by a chance to show how to make solar-powered buggies.

A St Paul's School representative said: "The pupils were also provided information on renewable electricity and the sources of electricity like wind, sun and wave power.

"Following that, Mr Jeschke explained how the company makes wires and cables that go on the ocean floor.

"These wires and cables are used in the wind power industry off the coast of Barrow as well as for oil rigs.

"We made the solar buggies and luckily it was a sunny day.

"The best part of making the buggies was testing the motor and then designing the body for the buggy.

"We had to be quite skilful because the buggy kit needed us to follow instructions and craft carefully.

"We think it is important to learn about the history of engineering in the Furness area because it helps us to understand our town.

"It also helps us with our science lessons because we do electricity with Bright Sparks."

The school added that engineering activities in St Paul's is important because it provides inspiration to the students to become an engineer and get a job in the future.

The Sharing Engineering History project was developed by Furness Education and Skills Partnership (FESP).

The project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the pilot of micro grants in the Furness area.

FESP were awarded £2,000 to run the project, which has allowed over 250 primary school students from 9 schools in Furness.

The project has been supported by Siemens Subsea, BAE Systems and MHI Vestas, who have visited schools to share with pupils the engineering history behind their companies.