Britcon Site Manager, Terry Maud, kindly took time out to work together with students to use their early Civil Engineering skills to build back up a fictitious destroyed Holmfirth!
CECA were asked to develop and deliver a full day of Civil Engineering activities for Year 5 and 6 pupils at Holmfirth Junior & Infant School and they reached out to local companies to get involved with the day’s activities to which Britcon were delighted to do so.
The children were provided with a brief at the start of the day where their local town of Holmfirth had been badly affected by recent floods, which had resulted in a number of bridges being washed away, water utilities being disrupted, structures destroyed and had left many people homeless.
Together with the support of Britcon and other volunteers, the students had to take part in the construction of two different bridges, an aqueduct, a tetrahedron structure and shelter building. A total of 70 students took place in the outdoor activities.
“I really enjoyed the day, it was great to share skills with the students, all who were really enthusiastic and excited about the project” said Terry, who spent the full day with the children, “it’s great to have first-hand experience in seeing how the children used their abilities through civil engineering.
Mark Roper (Executive Director, CECA) took the opportunity to thank the school for allowing us access to their school and for the help in organising the event. He also thanked the pupils for fully engaging in the activities and their excellent behaviour throughout the day.