Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recently visited East Preston Infant School as part of the Company’s commitment to the Government-led ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative.
The programme encourages manufacturers to engage with children and young people to inspire future British manufacturing talent and showcase career opportunities in the UK manufacturing sector.
More than 60 first year pupils, aged between five and six years old, enjoyed learning about how the Company’s super-luxury motor cars are created. Questions were encouraged throughout the visit, particularly those linking to the current term topic of ‘Cinders’; the children concluding that modern-day Cinderella would indeed travel to the Ball in a Rolls-Royce!
The visit was especially important as it recognised the school’s new ‘Fine Motor Mechanics’ initiative, launched at the beginning of the current term. The unique after-school club aims to improve co-ordination skills. The pupils, dressed for the part in overalls and hard hats, undertake a range of fun and creative activities.
The pupils, dressed for the part in overalls and hard hats, undertake a range of fun and creative activities. The initial results are very encouraging, with participating pupils responding positively.
Apprentice manager at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Helen Cordell said, “We were delighted to support a local school as part of the ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative. The response from the pupils and particularly their interest in manufacturing was fantastic.
“We encourage our apprentices to take part in these activities, with two from the current programme – from the Woodshop and Leathershop – joining the team at East Preston Infant School.”