Summer school turns children into mini-engineers
When Patrick Hendra retired as professor of chemistry at the University of Southampton, he took up a new hobby - making model boats.
A compulsion to share knowledge led him to turn his hobby into a model-making summer school for the children at his local village youth club.
By building miniature boats, cars and even a bridge made primarily from coffee-stirrer sticks, Patrick is teaching the children to be young engineers.
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29 Aug 2014
- From the section Magazine