Oxford school pupils hoping to build a career in construction took part in an event encouraging the young engineers to consider maths and science roles in the industry.
Lord Mayor of Oxford councillor Jean Fooks, and David Wilson Homes assistant site manager Lewis Beech, attended the Juniors in Engineering, Maths and Science event at Oxford High School earlier this month.
More than 60 year five pupils were able to ask Lewis about roles in construction, while Cllr Fooks helped judge a team building exercise.
Cllr Fooks said: “As a scientist myself, I was very pleased to see the children clearly enjoying the challenges set before them in the fields of construction and chemistry.”
Maria Whittington from the science department at the school said: “We are delighted to have a well-known housebuilder like David Wilson Homes support out event and were thrilled that Lewis could attend to talk to the pupils about construction.
“He had a great deal to say about construction – including the mechanics and the wide scope for jobs and the pupils were very interested in what he had to say.”
The developer contributed £250 to the event for materials and expenses on the day.