Last week the Halewood Education Business Partnership Centre (EBPC) held another of our ‘Inspiring Young Engineers’ courses. This time the young people involved were the youngest group – 8 to 11 years - we have so far had taking part in this fantastic opportunity for young people to experience the world of modern engineering and manufacturing. 22 young people – including quite a few sons & daughters of Halewood employees - attended.
As well as a variety of fun Classroom activities – including the very challenging ‘Marshmallow Tower’ challenge – the students were all given an excellent insight into how the Halewood plant operates – with behind the scene visits to several parts of the factory.
It has to be said that these holiday courses would not be the great success that they have proven to be if it were not for the huge level of support that we receive from all areas of the plant.
For their dedication and willingness to take on and inspire such a young group, special thanks to Rob English – PVO, and Sajni Halai – Trim Maintenance. A huge ‘Thank You’ from the EBPC to both of you! Thanks also go to our young Work Experience volunteer – Kathryn Holohan – for donating so much of her time to help out with the course, and for taking so many excellent photos.
With reference to the classroom activities, congratulations go to:
Katie – aged 10 – for completing the ‘Build A Cube’ challenge in just 8 seconds! A new record for the centre. And also to Niamh – aged only 8 - for being the absolute Champion at Hillbilly Checkers – beating all comers including the Centre’s own champion – Dan Cassidy (who is still sulking).
All of our young visitors appeared to enjoy the course and there was some very positive feedback from all the young people involved, such as...
“I liked the Squeak & Rattle because we got to ride in the car” -- Harry, Rainford CofE
“The activities were all well thought out and planned”– Sian, Prescot County Promary
“The factory tours were informative and fun” - Jacob, Stockton Heath primary
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