Schools partnership – Viridor, Element 6 & GKN
Four businesses in our region completed a year-long project with students at Matthew Arnold School to raise their awareness of engineering and careers in the industry. Volunteers from Abbott Diabetes Care, Viridor, Element 6 and GKN worked with selected groups of students to complete an engineering challenge related to their business area.
Programme support – Abbott & Playforce
The Big Science Event (BSE) is a practical science investigation competition, which is open to all primary schools in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. In 2019, 94 schools took part in BSE – that is over 16,000 children. Financial and in-kind support from competition sponsors Playforce and Abbott has been integral to the growth of the competition over the past five years.
Careers – Beard Construction
As the lead contractor on our new outdoor education centre and innovation centre in Headington, Beard Construction are committed to working with local schools to raise awareness of careers in the construction industry. Year 9 students at Cheney School will be visiting the site over the coming months to learn about construction methods, sustainability and ecology as part of their Design and Technology GCSE coursework.