Get Kids Into Surveys
Get Kids Into Survey | Terrian Surveys | Land Surveying
Here at Terrain Surveys (land surveying)we want to help promote ‘SURVEY Fest’ which is an event run by Get Kids Into Survey and Class of Your Own. The event aims to encourage students to consider a career in surveying.
Not many students may consider a career in Surveys which is why we feel it’s important to promote this festival as it will showcase to students the interesting nature of our highly skilled work we carry out.
When? The SURVEY Fest will take place on 1 October 2019 from 9:30 – 15:30.
Where? St Ambrose Barlow RC High School in Swinton, Greater Manchester, UK.
Who is invited? Primary and high school students and teachers from the wider area will be invited to attend a fully immersive, interactive day of geospatial learning.
Who will be there? DEC teachers, existing and past DEC students, university undergraduates and tutors, and geospatial professionals will all be invited to inspire pupils with a range of focused, fun activities. The event will be sponsored and supported by organisations active within the geospatial surveying sector.
What will you learn? Students will learn about the world of geospatial surveying and engineering. Whilst teachers will be shown how to incorporate Get Kids Into Survey’s materials and COYO’s Design Engineer Construct! (DEC) learning programme into their own schools.
How do you book? https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/survey-fest-tickets-62115504145
*Lunch will be provided and there will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities.
“We want industry professionals to exhibit, but not in the traditional sense,” says Elly Ball, CEO of GKIS. “We’re planning an interactive learning environment which will be loads of fun – but at the same time educational, informative and inspirational. This is a great way to bring professionals, academics and schools together to create a fully immersive learning environment. Geospatial surveying offers some of the most exciting high-tech careers in the built environment, but young people typically don’t get to hear about them until well after they’ve committed to their options.”
The venue of St Ambrose Barlow RC High School was chosen for being renowned in providing education to students in Surveys. The school has been recognised for producing young talented surveys through its Design Engineer Construct programmes (DEC).
DEC is an accredited learning programme for secondary-school age students so they learn construction and insure them to join the industry.
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Ben Davis, head teacher, said, “We have seen for several years the impact of DEC on our pupils, not only in the positive destinations they have secured and the industry-standard work they produce, but also in their literacy and confidence. SURVEY Fest will offer these benefits to participants and inspire them to explore wider horizons. We are thrilled to be hosting it.”
Featured DEC student Stephen Harvey is a shining example. After studying DEC Level 2 and 3, he’s now working for a global firm Jacobs and is loving every minute. “It’s a great job,” he says. “Every day is different, and studying DEC gave me a fantastic foundation in what I believe is the best job in the world.” Award-winning DEC teacher Dan McDonagh adds: “Surveying is great – it brings all the STEM subjects together and opens young people’s eyes to a world that very few get to discover. Behind every great building, every road, every bridge, there’s a surveyor. Everyone needs to know about surveying and I’m proud that our school has been picked to host the first SURVEY Fest.”
If you are interested to find out about how we survey land click this link. https://www.terrainsurveys.co.uk/surveying-services/land-surveys/