Sewtec visited Roberttown CE Junior & Infant School to offer pupils a sneak peek into what it’s like to work in engineering, as part of the school’s British Science Week activities.
Head of mechanical engineering, Paul Briggs, and design engineer, Thomas Kelk offered pupils an insight into the day-to-day life of an engineer, showcasing how we build our machines and that a career in engineering isn’t just about getting your hands dirty.
A ten-day event run by the British Science Association, British Science Week takes place from 6-15 March 2020 and is a celebration of all-things science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The aim of the week is to create a platform to promote, stimulate and engage schools, teachers and the public on learning more about STEM-related topics.
As part of their sessions on Friday, March 13, Paul and Thomas took bespoke components for the children to touch and feel, asked questions about how best to tackle problem solving and showed the different engineering roles currently in operation at Sewtec.
Located just outside of Liversedge, Roberttown CE Junior & Infant School has more than 240 pupils ranging from the ages of four to 11, across eight classes.
Commenting on Thomas and Paul’s visit to Roberttown CE Junior & Infant School, director of business support, Mark Atkins, said: “At Sewtec, we take our CSR work very seriously, and it was fantastic to have the opportunity to go in and speak with the children at the school as part of its British Science Week activity.
“Our goal is to nurture the next generation of local engineering talent and I hope Paul and Thomas’s talk has inspired the pupils to think that a career in engineering could be for them in the future.”