Year 9 boys working at Essilor. Wind turbine in the making!
We are over the moon! Another national award from the Careers Development Institute. 'Innovative Employer Engagement' Thank you all Partners.
'We are thrilled that the work we have done over the last five years has been recognised at a national level. Thank you to all involved!"
"This is an excellent design. It really emphasises the emotion of driving a Hyundai and the inspiration it provides. I love the idea of the student embarking on a journey being translated into a design on the car. Very creative and extremely inspirational."
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd
Essilor once again opened their doors to 16 Year 9 students from Castle School to give them some challenging projects to complete. This year, there were four products built: a wind turbine; an infinity mirror; an FM radio and a solar panel. Students took a look behind the scenes at the manufacturing process at the company, learned the scientific and mathematical theory behind each of their products and discovered new skills in the workshop. The results were impressive and students were clearly proud of what they had achieved.
A celebration lunch was held on 5th April at Essilor where parents, Essilor employees and Castle School staff saw student presentations of their work. Certificates of achievement were awarded by the Mayor and Mike Kirkley, Director of Essilor.This project is a great example of how the links between business and education through the Premium Partnership scheme can develop employability skills, confidence and strong networks for our students. A huge thanks to Essilor who have been such a pleasure to work with!
The Premium Partners for Schools team have picked up another award! The Careers Development Institute awards received over 50 entries. Judges for the ‘Innovative Employer Engagement’ category were particularly impressed with the longevity and sustainability of Premium Partners and the breadth of work undertaken with our business partners. They recognised the impact our business partners have on our students and the opportunities that are available for them.
At the beginning of our 6th year, we are thrilled to have yet again received external validation for the work we do. All thanks to a fantastic team, wonderful business Partners and adventurous students.