4 DECEMBER 2018 08:35
E.G. Lewis Group visited Ysgol Bae Baglan on Monday 3rd December, 2018 to mentor a Year 9 group of students as part of the South West Wales Business Class Cluster Collaboration Event - CRE8, in partnership with the Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest & Careers Wales.
Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest provides all householders in Wales with access to advice and support to help them reduce their energy bills. This includes a referral for eligible householders for a package of free home energy efficiency measures such as a new boiler, central heating system, loft or cavity wall insulation, or renewable technologies.
These preliminary sessions have taken place across a number of secondary schools in Wales. During the session, the Year 9 students worked together in teams with one team going forward to represent Ysgol Bae Baglan at the Final Event.
This being 'Team Dynamics' for their innovative prototype product focusing on electric cars.
Students discussed the topic of Energy Efficiency and the ‘need’ for such a product ultimately building a prototype. With Business Development & Marketing Coordinator, Ben Jenkins judging the teams not only on their design and success of their prototype but also their team name, how they work together as a team and their presentation of their final product.
Liz Davies, Business Engagement Advisor at Careers Wales had this to say about E.G. lewis Group’s involvement in the scheme:
“We were delighted to have E.G. Lewis Group in attendance at the CRE8 event in Ysgol Bae Baglan on Monday 3rd December.
“It was encouraging to see that participating students were able to develop many work related skills whilst under the mentorship of Ben throughout the session, whilst we look forward to seeing 'Team Dynamics' at the final event".
Most importantly, all of the students who participated within the session gained the opportunity to develop many work related skills including, teamwork, communication, problem solving, resilience and creative thinking.
The aim of the preliminary sessions is to provide the young people involved with the opportunity to take part in an activity which enables them to develop work and personal skills. Whilst students gaining additional knowledge of Energy Efficiency, design and about how STEM subjects apply to different careers.