Blackpool Council & Network Rail
Doing it right
The aim was to promote career pathway awareness for engineering, the importance of the core qualifications and safety around live construction sites.
Inspiring the next generation
To further engage the children with a career in the construction industry, they were offered the opportunity to ‘apply’ to be considered for a visit to site. Pupils who showed passion and interest in the project saw the site from a career perspective. A time capsule was placed on the bridge by the pupils to mark the opening of the bridge.
Over 200 pupils
17 passionate pupils
selected to visit live
We were very pleased to welcome the visitors from Story Contracting and Blackpool Council who came to talk to our children about the Plymouth Road Bridge Replacement Project. Listening to the team talk about how they became civil engineers, the children could really see the use of the subjects they study in school, such as mathematics, science, design & technology. From their comments afterwards some children have clearly been inspired to consider jobs and careers in the construction industry in the future.
Head Teacher - Bispham Endowed Church of England Primary School