600 UK celebrates National Women in Engineering Day with Boothroyd Primary Academy
To celebrate ‘National Women in Engineering Day’ on Tuesday 23 June, 600 UK had the pleasure of showing over 30, Year 5 female pupils from Boothroyd Primary Academy, based in Dewsbury, around their newly modernised factory in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.
Boothroyd Primary Academy is a part of the Focus Academy Trust, with 500 pupils currently at the school, from nursery provision through to Year 6 students. 600 UK has worked closely with Boothroyd Academy for the last 12 months, providing on-site learning workshops, to introduce pupils to the world of engineering technology.
‘National Women in Engineering Day’ is a day dedicated to raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of women in engineering and the pupils took part by having a factory tour, getting the opportunity to see products being manufactured and take part in engineering demonstrations on the new Harrison Alpha XC CNC combination lathe.
Allison Simpson of Focus Academy Trust said “We are delighted our children have had the opportunity to visit the site, the insight into engineering and the workplace will be invaluable to them as they start to plan their own futures. We can’t do this without the support of local businesses, so we would like to extend our thanks to 600 UK for working with us”
‘National Women in Engineering Day’ is the brainchild of The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and is dedicated to raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of women in engineering.
2015 marks the 96th anniversary of WES, which was set up in 1919 by women who had worked in technical roles during the First World War.
Howard Bamforth, 600 UK Sales Director said “600 UK has always been heavily involved in engineering education at any stage in the school curriculum, so we were delighted to work with Boothroyd Primary Academy to introduce engineering concepts to the pupils. The feedback we got was tremendous and the girls were really enthusiastic to learn more about what we do here”.
For further information, contact:
Howard Bamforth, 600 UK Sales Director Philip Cullen, Group Marketing Manager