Bite Size Have a Go day at Penryn Primary Academy

 

 

On Thursday 26 February South West Lakes Trust attended a Bite Size Have a Go day for pupils aged 9-10 from Penryn Primary Academy. The day was organised by the Cornwall Learning Education Business Partnership to raise awareness of the range of skills needed for different jobs.

The pupils got to have a go at a range of activities so that they could learn about the variety of skills needed in the work place. Activities with local employers included learning about bones with the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, cheese making with Lynher Dairies, windsurfing with South West Lakes Trust, organising stock with Penryn ASDA, finger printing with Devon and Cornwall Police, making beds with Premier Inn and a penny boat engineering challenge with Babcock International.

Kate Whetter, Education Projects Manager at Cornwall Education Business Partnership said, “The Bite Size Have a Go day is designed to raise the aspirations of children and to get them thinking about the relevance of the world of work and the different skills needed. Key to the success of the day has been the excellent support from the local business community who have been excellent role models for the children.”

“I was delighted with the “Bite Size” Skills Fair brought together by Kate Whetter of the Cornwall Education Business Partnership. Our children in Year 5 were actively engaged in a wide range of activities and learning situation from cheese making to bone surgery and found it all really fascinating!” said Robin Cowen Head Teacher at Penryn Primary Academy.

“It was a useful and fun experience to show the children that engineering isn’t just about fixing cars. They responded well and hopefully learned/ got excited about engineering.” Said Jonathan Wilson Graduate Engineer at Babcock International.

Other primary schools wishing to take part in similar days can contact kwhetter@cornwall.gov.uk