L&R Roadlines took part in Hungerford Road Primary Academy’s careers day which took place in Crewe on 21 June. The event was put on as part of the Crewe Pledge, a scheme that forges closer links between young people in education and employers.
The company delivered 20 minute workshop to ten groups, each comprising up to six children, throughout the event. The workshops discussed the science behind the thermoplastic materials used for the latest road marking solutions and reviewed the final products, including cat’s eyes, and the safety benefits they bring to our roads. The importance of personal protection equipment (PPE) was discussed and each group participated in a session showing how to use measuring wheels, which included a game of maths. L&R Roadlines also talked about career opportunities in the industry and the available education and apprenticeship options.
According to Lisa Shakeshaft, Commercial Manager at L&R Roadlines and a STEM Ambassador: “Hungerford children are a credit to the school and it was a privilege to have this opportunity to meet them. Events such as this play an important role in raising the aspirations of our young people by helping them to find out about real career opportunities at the earliest age. It opens their eyes to new possibilities and shows that these options are within reach.”
More than 120 South Cheshire businesses are now signed up to The Crewe Pledge, demonstrating their commitment to creating opportunities for the town’s school and college leavers. Key partners include South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, South Cheshire College, Higher Horizons, Reaseheath College, MMU Cheshire Campus, Cheshire East Council and Crewe Town Council.