Leica Geosystems Ltd inspires local students to be a Surveyor for the day to compete to win a Class of Your Own® curriculum
23 July 2012
(Milton Keynes, UK, 23 July 2012) - Leica Geosystems Ltd is pleased to announce Shenley Brook End School, Milton Keynes as winners of its Class of Your Own (COYO) competition winning a Design, Engineer and Construct Curriculum worth £6900.
Last year Leica Geosystems joined forces with COYO to raise the profile of architecture, engineering and professional construction careers in UK schools. With this in mind Leica Geosystems Ltd who are based in Milton Keynes, with support from COYO, invited local school students to take part in a competition to find out what it’s like to be a Surveyor for the day to win the curriculum which encourages young learners to recognise the professional Built Environment.
The competition was aimed at year 7 and 8 students who had to answer questions relating to sustainability and land use in their local community. They had to present their findings in a powerpoint, word or poster format. The submissions were judged on content, creativity and research by a panel including David Price, Managing Director of Leica Geosystems; Rory Stanbridge, Secretary General of The Survey Association and Alison Watson, Founder of Class of Your Own.
The winning entry was from Hannah Gawkowska from Shenley Brook End School, Milton Keynes. Hannah’s entry stood out for her detailed research as well as her creative approach, where she used a cartoon surveyor throughout her presentation to explain supporting information. Additionally the judges would like to make a special mention to Matthew Bardsley, also from Shenley Brook End School, for his not so well known key fact about three out of the four presidents on Mount Rushmore being Surveyors before they became presidents.
Hannah has won her school a classofyourown® Design, Engineer, Construct! curriculum and a Leica DISTO™ in a package worth £6900. As of the next academic year Shenley Brook End School will be able to take part in COYO workshops giving them the chance to research, design and virtually construct their own Eco-classroom.
Richard Fuller, Lead Teacher of Geography at Shenley Brook End School commented “Participation in the Class of Your Own project has been an enjoyable and worthwhile activity for our students. They have learnt a great deal about planning and explored key themes of sustainability. It is a great opportunity for our students to apply their learning to real life situations and learn some new key skills. Perhaps we have inspired some planners of the future!”
Managing Director of Leica Geosystems Ltd David Price attended an assembly at Shenley Brook End School to award their prize. He stated: “The quality of entries for the competition was very high and the creatively from the students was excellent. Class of Your Own is a unique programme offering young people a chance to experience the excitement, the buzz and the pride of working in our industry. Shenley Brook End School will find great benefit and enjoyment by being able to expose their students to this curriculum. Congratulations to Hannah, Matthew and Shenley Brook End School.”
The classofyourown® Design, Engineer, Construct! project based curriculum challenges young people to create a sustainable building where the whole community can learn about all things green in their very own Eco Classroom.
Learners get creative to tackle the challenges faced by today's industry professionals and ultimately discover real life applications of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In a fully supported programme using professional Autodesk® hi tech visualisation software, students can bring their eco friendly designs to life.
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Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3’500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.
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|David Price, Managing Director at Leica Geosystems Ltd presenting Shenley Brook End School with their award.|