News

January 20th 2017

Children learn more about organisations in their area

Reservist from 203 Sqn with pupils during the open morning

Reservist from 203 Sqn with pupils during the open morning

Children from a primary school in Loughborough have been learning more about organisations in their community, thanks to an open morning being held where pupils could meet local employers and ask questions about what they do.

The event, that took place on 13 January, was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy on Beacon Road in Loughborough and included 15 organisations coming in to the school as part of a life-size show and tell exercise.

The Army Reserve’s 203 (Loughborough) Transport Squadron attended the event and showcased two of their MAN Support Vehicles outside the academy.

Students had the chance to ask questions about the Army

Students had the chance to ask questions about the Army

The children, all aged between 5 and 7 years, were spilt into small groups to visit different stands during the event. They also got to climb up into the military vehicles on show and ask any questions they had about controls inside the trucks, as well as how and why the vehicles may be used normally.

Taking part in a communications exercise during the open morning

Taking part in a communications exercise during the open morning

Lisa Atkins, Head Teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy, said: “It is important for our pupils to understand more about the local businesses that make up our community in Loughborough. The children have been looking forward to the event and I’m pleased to say it was a huge success with a few of the students asking if we will be doing a similar event again in the future.”

Evelyn Wing, aged 8, from Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy, said: “Days like this are really fun. I enjoyed having a go at the Army-based activities. I tried on one of the jackets and a gas mask and I learnt about what food soldiers eat from the ration packs.”

“It is important for our pupils to understand more about the local businesses that make up our community in Loughborough. The children have been looking forward to the event and I’m pleased to say it was a huge success with a few of the students asking if we will be doing a similar event again in the future.”