The key note speech starts the day off and will be done by Whiskerstay Director, Dr Rachel Nicholls-Lee. Following on from this, activities are split in to two half days.
During one half, the girls participate in one, two hour, design and build activity which include welding with chocolate, solar panels using fruit, bridge design and radio control cargo ship design, build and test in the swimming pool.
The second half of the day sees them touring the main hall undertaking shorter, 20 minute, activities which encompass many aspects of engineering. These include, but are very much not limited to, remotely operated under water vehicles in the swimming pool, race car preparation and wheel changing, experiencing Tim Peake’s living quarters in space and robotics.
Whiskerstay is running the cargo ship design, build and test and has upgraded much of the radio control kit this year with the assistance of Cornwall Model Boats. The activity has also been sponsored by the Devon & Cornwall Joint Branch of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.
Here are a few pictures from last year's event to get a flavour of what went on.