HPW inspire local school kids

Thu, March 16, 2017

On 7th March we visited two schools in the Rushden Lakes area to present to students and pupils with an interest in the development from different perspectives – one commercial, one geographical.

First up was Bishop Stopford School in Kettering, where Gary Wilburn and Paul Stansfield delivered a presentation to assist the Year 10 GCSE Business Studies students with insight into an actual commercial venture and how it has been developed.

Claire Ette, who arranged the visit on behalf of Bishop Stopford School, said:

“Could you please pass on my sincere thanks to Gary and Paul for visiting Bishop Stopford School.
The presentation on the development at Rushden Lakes was very interesting and will help us to consider different aspects of business and project management.”

Irchester Community Primary School in Wellingborough was the second venue, where the Year 3 and 4 pupils were working on a Geography assignment relevant to the local area.  Gary & Paul found themselves presenting to 120 pupils, teachers and some parents, and were really impressed by the engagement of the children and the variety of their questions!

“Gary and Paul delivered a fascinating, detailed presentation about the Rushden Lakes Development. The children were fully engaged and learned a great deal about the complicated process of building a retail and leisure development. Gary and Paul were very personable and knowledgeable and able to answer the broad range of questions from the children and parents. If Phase 4 is taking place in two years time, we would be very keen to invite them back again! 

Sara Friend, Y3 teacher / LKS2 Team Leader / Maths Lead, Irchester Community Primary School

 

 

 

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