Our Reach students visit Buro Happold

Our Reach students visit Buro Happold

As part of our Trust wide careers programme Reach, we had a fantastic work visit on Tuesday 22nd June.  A group of Year 9 students from Failsworth Co-op Academy visited Buro Happold, a company that provides engineering consultancy, design, planning, project management, and consulting services for buildings, infrastructure, and the environment. The students had a clear brief  to work to…’design a new sports hall in the grounds of their school taking into consideration the governments net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050.’

The students were split into 3 groups and , over the course of approx 3.5 hours, worked  on their  proposal and then presented it to a range of employees.  

All groups had a well thought, considered proposal taking into account the initial brief. Their presentations were articulate  and they demonstrated  key employability skills such as teamwork and communication.  They were all rewarded with Domino Pizza’s, a perfect ending to the work visits. 

Many thanks to Ms Dzulkifli, part of the pastoral team here at Failsworth, for organising and motivating the students and Rhona, from Buro Happold for providing the students with such an engaging experience.