Timahoe’s engineers

TIMAHOE NS celebrated National Engineers Week recently with a very well received visit from Tim Shanahan.

TIMAHOE NS celebrated National Engineers Week recently with a very well received visit from Tim Shanahan.

The Meteor Eircom software engineer gave a very interesting presentation, outlining the various types of engineering and how they impact on peoples’ everyday lives.

He also highlighted the huge career opportunities which come from studying engineering at third level. “Listening to and engaging with Mr Shanahan opened up a world of opportunities for all in 3rd, 4th and 5th classes,” enthused School Principal Ann Bergin.

Conor McGavin, 6th class, thought the job of an engineer is so cool, because it is so vast - from designing a football, to a kettlle to a prosthetic limb. Ryan Carruthers, 6th class, enjoyed hearing about the day-to-day work of an engineer.

While 4th class student Micheal Conlon summed up the enthusiasm of all his school mates with his comment “that was savage.”

“As volunteers with Engineers Ireland, we try to plant the seed of interest in Engineering, so that when the students come to the stage of making career choices, they will keep Engineering in mind,” said Mr Shanahan. “The Timahoe children were hugely interested,” he continued, “and their love of science and maths was abundantly clear.”