FEMALE engineering stars of the future built steam engines and suspension bridges at Bridgwater College.

Year 9 students from Bridgwater College Academy, Robert Blake Science College, Haygrove School, Chilton Trinity School and Heathfield Community School visited the college where they also learned about electrical engineering.

Their work was part of a Challenge for Women day, in association with EDF Energy, to raise awareness of opportunities for women within the engineering and construction industries.

Tamsin, 13, from Haygrove said: “I want to be an engineer in the Navy and before taking part in this I didn't know anything about engineering.

“It's been really interesting to find out more, each activity is different, but all relevant to what I want to do. It's really beneficial to my future.”

Latesha, 13, from Bridgwater College Academy, said: “I wanted to take part in the project as I thought it would be fun to meet new people and learn about engineering. I enjoyed the challenge of the various activities.”