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Scouts Given a Taste of College During Latest Activity

The sixth Hastings Scout Troop were given a taste of college last week when they visited the Engineering department at Sussex Coast College Hastings.

Led by engineering lecturer Keith Bull and Vocational Skills Practitioner Tony Bastin, the scouts were able to get hands on with a range of practical engineering workshop skills, at the Ore Valley campus last Tuesday (18th November) evening.

The scouts had a go at some bench work activities and made a brass key ring, learning engineering skills of marking out, cutting, filing and drilling.

Scout Troop leader, Gavin Strachan said: “It was a great way for the troop to spend a Tuesday evening. It was something different to what we’ve have done before and it was good to see them fully engaged and enjoying themselves while learning some new skills”.

Engineering Lecturer, Keith Bull, said: “It was a pleasure to host the scouts and teach them some engineering techniques. It was a really enjoyable evening and a great way to engage with the local community. Hopefully the evening was an inspiration to them and they’ll strive to be the engineers of the future.”

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