A team of four sixth form students from High Barnet are helping a housing specialist tackle real-life engineering problems.

The Year 12 students from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School for Boys in Queens Road will be helping Lovell engineers to design a system or product that reduces the amount of noise generated by metal cutting blades.

The team is made up of Rushab Badiani, Saad Hamid, Ife Adepegba and Michael Zhao who are all aged between 16 and 17.

Along with 1,300 other students in the country, they are taking part in the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) which is run by the Engineering Development Trust.

The aim of the scheme is to introduce sixth formers to the world of engineering.

Over the course of six months, the Barnet team will meet professional mentors to work on their design, test its viability and write and present a project report.

They will also have an opportunity to go out on site with Lovell engineers.

The scheme finishes at a Celebration and Assessment Day with other ESS teams.

Here the students will be given a stand to show off their completed design and their report.

They will also give a presentation to their project assessors.

The students will receive an EES National Certificate on successful completion of the programme and a Duke of Edinburgh Skills Certificate.

The school's head of technology Simon Vincent said: “The Engineering Education Scheme is a unique and valuable opportunity for sixth form pupils thinking of studying engineering to get real world experience before they have even left school.

“We have exceptionally talented and committed pupils, it is gratifying to see that the efforts put in by last year’s team and Lovell’s engineers are being recognised by the industry.

“The key advantage in participating on the scheme for the link company is that the students are not constrained by historical precedent and often produce innovative solutions that the company may not have even considered.”