Naylor’s COO Bridie Warner-Adsetts and colleagues hosted a group of school children from Hatfield Academy on an industry visit to Naylor’s Cawthorne manufacturing site
as part of the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education programme.
Naylor is committed to supporting a range of programmes delivered by The Work-Wise Foundation – supporting the future generation workforce through their preparation for the world of work and to inspiring them to take up careers in manufacturing and engineering.
The Industry visit was open to the children who had excelled in a series of STEM classes delivered in school by Naylor Engineer’s. Bridie herself delivered some of the classes, working with the children to make clay and plastic objects and incorporating weights, measures, science, craft and creativity into the lessons.
John Barber Co-Founder of Work-Wise said “I wanted to say a huge thank you to Bridie and the whole team at Naylor (especially Jim, Elliott, Danny, Dan, Steve and the canteen ladies) for arranging an unforgettable experience for the Hatfield children today”. “The preparation, care, time and resource commitment plus your generosity is truly amazing. Not forgetting of course the time you and the team have already given to support the students in school before today. They were heard to say “this is the best trip ever” – high praise indeed. Have to say I really enjoyed it too!”
Bridie said “it was a privilege to work with the 60 or so children that took part in the Year 5 STEM experience. It was a personal development opportunity for the Naylor team by working outside of our comfort zone in school. It was a pleasure to share our knowledge with the enquiring minds of the children who were really engaged with learning. It’s our duty to encourage young people to lead a productive life beyond their formal education years and if some of them are inspired to have a career in the dynamic world of manufacturing and engineering that will be a great bonus”.
Tracy Keenan, Assistant Head Teacher, Hatfield Academy said “We really appreciate the amount of time and preparation you have given to our pupils. It is so valuable for them to see STEM in context and in action. They felt very special and privileged today. Thank you once again for your huge generosity and commitment to our school.”