2013 - November 2013

Futureworks – TeenTech challenge for Manchester youngsters – 05/11/13

TeenTech

Staff from Henry Boot Construction have assisted Futureworks create and deliver a ‘Crystal Maze’ style challenge aimed at inspiring young people in Manchester to get involved with science, technology, engineering and maths.

Developed by Futureworks, an organisation that provides a high quality service in the provision of Apprenticeships within the construction sector, the TeenTech event at Manchester University saw teenagers collecting pieces of jigsaw from five different zones, all linked to different areas of the curriculum, to complete a puzzle in the fastest time to win a prize.

TeenTech is the brainchild of former Tomorrow’s World TV presenter, Maggie Philbin, who wanted to dispel myths about science and technology careers being considered ‘geeky’ or ‘boring’.

“This kind of activity relates very closely to the strong commitment we have to employment and skills and presented a great opportunity to promote careers in construction. We were happy to be involved showing these young people about the real life application of science and technology in a fun and interactive way to inspire the next generation of construction professionals.”

Karen Fisher, Customer Relations Manager, Henry Boot Construction.

For more information contact
Steve Allen
Business Development Manager
sallen@henryboot.co.uk