Eaton Bank Academy

Siemens “Sticksplosion”


Following on from another successful Apprenticeship Conference at Eaton Bank, a group of fourteen Year 10 and 11 students visited Siemens Congleton for a tour of their Congleton facility.

The afternoon included an interesting factory tour where the group learnt more about the processes and equipment at Siemens Congleton, as well as gaining an insight into the career opportunities and apprenticeships available with Siemens both locally and worldwide.

The event also promoted skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) which are valuable and desirable skills for industries such as Siemens and similar prestigious organisations.

The students enjoyed taking part in the “Sticksplosion Challenge” where they competed against Congleton High School and Macclesfield College to construct a tower made from plastic cups which had to be demolished using a trigger mechanism constructed of sticks.

Work Related Learning Coordinator; Mrs Bailey said “We are grateful for our on-going partnership with Siemens Congleton which enables our students to learn more about their organisation and career opportunities. Throughout the year we benefit from a number of events and activities as a result of our close working relationship, for the benefit of our students.”