On the 1st of July, Hewlett-Packard welcomed our Finding Futures students from Goldsworth Primary School with open arms for their World of Work day.
For many of our students, this was their first time in an office environment and what a great opportunity for them to experience. They got to experience working at one of the most internationally recognised companies in the world.
As a leader in the technological industry, HP had a variety of gadgets that the students were eager to play with. After a bit of speed networking with the staff, they finally had the opportunity to do just that.
As you can imagine, all of our students were excited to play with the various colourful and uniquely shaped, personal computers, laptops, and most importantly, 3D printers.
The students were able to engage with 3D printed items such as dinosaur skulls, shoes, and chain mail. As the students passed around the 3D printed items, they asked amazing questions such as :
'How environmentally friendly are your machines?'
'How fast can the machine print?'
'Who are your customers and why do they prefer these printers?'
After lunch, the students were given a task to complete by the end of the day: sell one of the HP technological items back to the company and present in front of the class. The students had the confidence to speak up and create unique and imaginative marketing pitches.
Our Finding Future students made all of the Yes Futures staff proud; they not only displayed confidence and behaved in a respectable manner, but also showcased their educational prowess and talents by asking thoughtful and generative questions.
What a great day to go to work!
Thank you HP for a lovely World of Work day.
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