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Whalley Range 11-18 High School
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ISG Manchester
Event date:  
2019-07-16
Whalley Range 11-18 High School
Whalley Range 11 - 18 High School have worked with Enabling Enterprise since 2018. They are taking part in a Challenge Day, a range of employer visits supported by use of the Skills Builder Framework and short skill videos back at school.
ISG Manchester
ISG is an international construction services company delivering fit-out, construction, engineering services. ISG has over 50 offices across Europe, The Middle East, Asia and South America.
Building Bridges
From the moment they arrived, the students were putting their problem solving and teamwork skills into action. First of all by gathering as much information as they could about their hosts and the volunteers who were joining them for the day and then further as they explored the workplace through a tour. Then, in teams, the students were set their challenge, to design a new bridge for the fictional town of Bogsby. They set about researching possible locations, considering community concerns and building a scale model of their proposed scheme. After all this, they took their proposal to a panel of volunteers representing a planning committee, who scrutinised not only their design but also how effectively they had used their Essential Skills across the day.
Learning about careers at ISGTour
Team Work
The presentations were fantastic, eye contact was very good and each group explained their ideas behind their designs. They were really fighting for their pitch.
Volunteer, ISG
I was so proud of how they acted on the feedback and immediately put the tips into action on the second presentations. It's great for the girls to have the chance to practice doing this as acting on feedback is such an important part of work life.
Teacher, Whalley Range 11-18 High School
It was interesting to find out about the different ways you can start working with ISG, I didn't know about all the different routes.
Pupil, Whalley Range 11-18 High School