A group of Marshall Apprentices and a team from Marshall Skills Academy (MSA) collaborated with Cambridge United Community Trust (CUCT) recently to deliver a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) workshop to a group of 50 students from St Laurence Catholic Primary School in Arbury Cambridge. This session marked the start of a six-week programme aimed at primary school students aged 10 to 11 designed to inspire them to think positively about their future careers and expand their horizons as part of the newly named Marshall Aspirations Project.
The team at CUCT kicked off the session with a quick question and answer round to help remind the students what attributes employers look for in prospective employees. The learners were quick and enthusiastic to respond with powerful words like courage, positivity, resilience and being approachable. Demonstrating the clear impact that the team at CUCT have had on the students already.
The students were challenged to complete five different activities to challenge their dexterity, creative problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork and understanding of engineering as a profession. The apprentices were on hand to help facilitate the activities and answer questions about their roles and experience working at Marshall. The students were engaged throughout and tackled each challenge with impressive speed, enthusiasm and precision. The winning teams from each activity were awarded a certificate at the end of the day and all the students were a massive credit to their school, teachers and parents.