As an industry we are facing our worst ever skills crisis, so it’s vital that we work hard now to inspire future generations of construction workers at every level.
As part of our Positive Impact Plan we have committed to engaging with at least 5,000 children by 2025. We will inspire young people around the world of work and encourage them to consider the construction industry. By pledging to educate school children about the industry, we can do our bit to ensure we continue to attract skilled workers to our industry.
As part of these efforts we have written our first ever children’s story book. “When I grow up” takes you through the journey of twins Harry and Amy, who are considering their future careers as part of their school careers day competition. The story covers a range of engineering activities and demonstrates to children that without the hard work of those in the construction industry, many other roles would not be made possible.
The book is aimed at Key Stage 1 (Ages 4-7) and aims to inspire young minds to consider a career in construction while increasing community engagement, raising money for Mind and building greater relationships with schools as part of our ongoing STEM efforts.
The book will launch on 5th March (World Book Day) and will be accompanied by activity sheets to further embed the principles of the story with the children. We have also developed a box full of STEM activities to accompany the book which our people will be taking into schools up and down the country.
If you want to know more, would like a copy or would like to get involved in “When I Grow Up” in any way please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are making the book available for free in order to spread the message as widely as we can to the next generation.
Our corporate charity partner is Mind. If you wish to help us with our fundraising and make a donation, then please follow this link.
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