Dennis Eagle Inspires Pupils at Welcombe Hills School
Pupils at Welcombe Hills School were given the chance to see a Dennis Eagle vehicle up close and learn more about working for the company as part of a recent ‘Work Inspiration Week’, designed to give an insight into the jobs and opportunities that exist within a range of industries.
Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Welcombe Hills is an all-age special school which prides itself on valuing each child as an individual with differing skills, talents and needs. Providing a supportive setting which allows each pupil to grow towards their full potential, it works closely with multi-agency partners to create a happy, safe, caring and positive environment.
As part of ‘Work Inspiration Week’, local employers were invited to talk to sixth form pupils and answer questions they had prepared. Dennis Eagle’s Sales Support Engineer Charlie Everitt took one of the company’s vehicles to the school, where it received an enthusiastic response.
Charlie comments: “The pupils played the ‘yes or no’ game to guess what job we did. They were really excited to see a refuse collection vehicle up close and learn more about the manufacturing and public services industries. It was rewarding to see such enthusiasm, and we’re delighted to have been invited to take part in this initiative.”
Rachel Neale, Teacher at Welcombe Hills School, comments: “I’m pleased to say that ‘Work Inspiration Week’ was a huge success, giving our pupils a valuable insight into the world of work and the wide range of opportunities that exist. The initiative would not have been possible without support from local businesses like Dennis Eagle, and we’d like to thank them for their participation.”