Boat Lift STEM model

The working scale model of the Derby Arm Boat lift has been on public display in Derby since the beginning of 2018. The model is currently being refurbished by the University of Derby and is due to go on display at the University’s Markeaton Street Campus in 2023. The model was originally built by 12 Rolls-Royce graduates and trainees as part of their community project in 2017. This interactive display spent its first year on public display in Derby’s Local Studies Library, in the newly refurbished Riverside Chambers building where it attracted many budding young engineers and their families. The model has been carefully designed so that it can be used as a STEM education tool for school children across the city, teaching them about canals, mechanics, electronics and the latest manufacturing techniques. It will also continue to be used to bring the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s regeneration plans to the attention of the wider public.