Sparshatt Truck and Van has been working closely with The Leigh UTC building a healthy working relationship and even being our partner Enterprise Advisor. The following opportunity is a result of a successful interview day during the year 12 Route to Success Week, with potential for work experience and possible invites to apply for their apprenticeship programme.
Last week a group of year 12 students were invited to Sparshatt Truck and Van in Dartford. They are working as an Independent company with the franchise of Mercedes Benz. The students were given the opportunity to have a look behind the scenes. The day started with a presentation explaining the history of Sparshatt and sharing the missions and goals of the company.
We were then given a tour of their superb facility and our tour guides were technicians that work there and have an in depth knowledge of the company. The students were motivated to ask questions and during part of the tour they were able to see technicians working on site.
The students then had lunch ordering anything they wanted from several food shacks they the company hired for their open day. The students that attended the trip came out very motivated and informed about a career working as a technician for Mercedes Benz. We would like to thank Sparshatt for this opportunity and we are looking forward to all the good work that will be done between us in the future.
Here are some highlights from our very first #UTC Sports Day. It was such a fantastic event for us all at The Leigh UTC.
Seeing the students cheering each other on, working together and taking risks was one of the highlights of the year by far.
The rain clouds did not stop us, everyone involved had a great day.
A huge thank you to our fantastic PE team: Mr Young, Mr Baldock and Miss Chapman. Not only for the hard work on the day but all of the hard work that has lead up to the event to ensure the day ran smoothly and our students were given a wonderful experience.
Sincere thanks to Abbey, Alana and Priya from Connect Plus Services (M25)
for coming to The Leigh UTC to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day with some of our younger students.
Our guests presented to year 7 and 8 girls on what Connect Plus Services do and the variety of careers available within the organisation- it was certainly a long list!
They further went on to explain the career pathways possible as well as how each of them had come to work where they do. Having asked students to fill out a short survey, our guests then gave students the opportunity to come forward and ask one to one questions.
A wealth of information was given on the very real opportunities available in Civil Engineering for girls (and indeed, boys!) as well as the other vital roles required to keep such an organisation running smoothly.
Sincere thanks to Abbey, Alana and Priya for their valuable time and their colleague, Cintia for arranging such a useful encounter for our students.
The visit to the University of Kent (at Canterbury) introduced students to a University environment as they explored the campus, having the opportunity to experience life in higher education, including meeting current students who shared their own University experiences. A particular highlight was the University Campus Challenge, that was designed to encourage them to reflect on what a university environment feels like.
A great day was had by all our students who came back feeling inspired.
It was an excellent day and worthwhile learning experience for our students and staff showcasing students making connections across learning through exploring clear and relevant links across the curriculum as well as an fantastic opportunity for a large number of class chart points to be given away based on our IB Learner profile character attributes.
We will share our final total collected for Fields of Life once all monies have been collected. Further details about the charity that we are supporting https://www.fieldsoflife.org/