Born in 1895, Caroline Haslett, the daughter of an engineer, was more interested in nuts and bolts than dolls and prams as a young girl. Her work at a boiler engineering firm during and after World War One inspired her to help other women understand more about electricity by producing information booklets for them. She helped the government to improve science education for girls and by World War Two was well known for advising on engineering and electricity. Her efforts during World War Two, when she went on important missions for the government, were recognised in 1947 when she became a Dame. She will be remembered for opening up the world of engineering to women.

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This animation would be a useful cross curricular link to any electricity related topic. Children could produce information booklets on the history of specified electrical appliances. They could write instructions on 'How to use a …' for any household or school appliance. Children could think of and design an appliance to help anywhere in the house or school, writing a set of instructions on what it is for and how to use it.