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Building a bright future at primary school

Posted onPosted on 25th Sep

A construction and engineering company is to work with a primary school in a new innovative partnership.

Huthwaite-based nmcn specialist professionals from across the company will work with seven to 11-year-olds at St Mary Magdalene CofE Primary School, Sutton, on projects involving science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

STEM is a key area in which schools must develop their children and NMCN will bring a different dimension to the curriculum.

The lessons and projects have been designed alongside the Novel Study approach in the school, as each will link with books that children are studying. NMCN will also provide support to younger children at the school through the provision of much-needed resources for engineering areas in Foundation and Key Stage One classes.

For NMCN, the partnership is part of its Positive Impact — NMCN has set out its goal to ‘…inspire young people around the world of work and encourage them to the construction industry.’ It has committed to providing meaningful interventions to young people under the age of 12.

Sam Robinson, headteacher at St Mary’s, said: “We’re excited to begin this partnership as it will add real-life contexts and impetus for our STEM curriculum.

“One of our key responsibilities as a school is to provide children with the skills and ambition to be successful in their adult life; this partnership will help us to fulfil that role.”

Rich Smith, relationship manager at NMCN, added: “Our partnership with St Mary Magdalene Primary School provides a hugely engaging programme, which will support both the national curriculum and Ofsted standards.

“Our links to the novels being studied by the children will hopefully inspire them to consider a STEM-related career in the future.”