DUNTON, England - Dunton Employees have been mentoring primary school pupils within the Basildon area whose schools had registered to take part in the Primary Engineer challenge.
The schools’ brief was to produce models of vehicles. The Infant schools’ were classed as apprentice level and had to make vehicles from shoe boxes and the Junior schools were engineer level and made vehicles with wooden chassis that were battery powered.
The schools were then invited to attend a Regional Final at the local secondary school James Hornsby where the schools competed against each other.
The Ford mentors attended the event with the schools and the vehicles were judged by Dunton employees who had not been involved with the mentoring programme.
In total 24 employees took part in this excellent programme that reaches out to children as young as 5 years old.
Below are just a few of the employees who were involved:
Brian Westgarth: Transit Closures (mentor of winning school, Kingswood Junior)
Paul Hill: Manager, Powertrain (mentor of winning school, Northlands)
Suzanne Coomber: Internal Communications (mentor of winning school, Greensted)
Stacie Dowell: Finance Analyst