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I have to say that I have always been disappointed by the Institution's efforts to educate young people about the interesting things that we engineers do in our working lives.

I was therefore pleased to open my local weekly newspaper last week and find a half page picture of 13/14 yearold children holding a model of a simple pin jointed truss which they had designed and constructed as part of a course about engineering, run for several schools in our area.

Well done all those engineers involved in the project. Perhaps the rest of us might follow their example and help to educate the general public about our worthwhile profession.

Ken White, kwhite@mjgleeson. com

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