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design and technology pupils learn from Maguire Boats

A group of pupils attended a talk given by Simon and Catherine Maguire from Maguire Boats, an innovative boat design and manufacturing business, specialising in the production of composite products for the marine industry. Maguire Boats undertake a range of projects, from small carbon components to complete boats and also non marine composite structures. At the world championships the winners who were placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd were all racing in Maguire boats!

Simon and Catherine were very informative and pupils learnt about boat production, including the materials and fabrication, and how the boats work, which included hydrofoiling and controls. They then discussed what running a business involves and how they are in the process of expanding the business as they have orders going into 2020.