STUDENTS from five county schools visited Malvern technology company QinetiQ to find out more about science and engineering.

The visit was part of an initiative by the company to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and technologists.

100 students from the Chase and Dyson Perrins in Malvern, Hanley Castle near Upton, John Masefield in Ledbury and Nunnery Wood in Worcester were introduced to cyber security and worked in teams programming robots to complete an obstacle course.

They also took part in a Raspberry Pi computing challenge and a demonstration of QinetiQ technologies and robots.

Ian Beresford of QinetiQ said: “We hope that the schools thoroughly enjoyed their time with us at QinetiQ.

"As founding members of the 5% Club, an industry-led campaign designed at raising the levels of apprentices and graduates across UK industry, we believe holding events like this can really help to show young people how exciting it can be to work at companies like QinetiQ.

"We hope we can continue to inspire the next generation, and look forward to continuing to work with local schools on similar activities in the future.”