• A busy day’s building for volunteers

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    A busy day’s building for volunteers

    Pupils at an Atherstone primary school have a new set of benches to sit on and custom-built wooden houses for hedgehogs and bugs, thanks to the efforts of 3M volunteers.

    A busy day’s building for volunteers

    Pupils at an Atherstone primary school have a new set of benches to sit on and custom-built wooden houses for hedgehogs and bugs, thanks to the efforts of 3M volunteers.

    A busy day’s building for volunteers

    Pupils at an Atherstone primary school have a new set of benches to sit on and custom-built wooden houses for hedgehogs and bugs, thanks to the efforts of 3M volunteers.

    • A volunteer day was organised at Outwoods Primary School by a team of seven graduates and industrial placement students at the Atherstone site as part of the 3M emerging talent programme.

      The site provided wooden pallets as the raw materials and the children helped the 3Mers with the project during the day.

      "We were told by the school what was needed and we worked with them on the designs," said Jess Brown, an optimised operations engineer at the site and a member of the volunteer team.

      "The day was split into four sessions, with a new group of children joining us for each one, so we could have a quite a number of pupils getting involved. We ran it as a STEM event as there was a good element of engineering and technology in the designs."

      Deputy head Sally Taylor said: "It was wonderful day; such an opportunity for the pupils to learn outside and develop their practical skills.

      "Working with 3M has really opened our children’s eyes to the world of work and the prospects they have ahead of them."