Businesses and schools from across Torfaen are working together as part of the borough’s second primary schools Enterprise Week which takes place between Monday 16th and Friday 20th July 2018 in Pontypool Indoor Market. Participating schools will each be given a stall to sell their products to the public.
New Inn based Pro Steel Engineering have teamed up with Garnteg Primary School, Abersychan to work together.
Pro Steel Engineering is a specialist structural steelwork business operating across the UK on high profile infrastructure projects including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Transformation, Twickenham Stadium East Stand Redevelopment and Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station.
Richard Selby, Director of Pro Steel Engineering recently visited the school to meet pupils and work on a business plan with a special focus on SWOT analysis. He said:
“It is exciting to work with pupils from Garnteg Primary School who were very efficient in preparing their business plan. I look forward to seeing them work through the delivery of the project over the coming weeks.”
Pro Steel Engineering also delivered used pallets to the school for pupils to disassemble and create garden products from. In addition, apprentices at Pro Steel Engineering have made a number of plant pots from scrap steel which will be decorated by the pupils and then sold at their stall during Enterprise Week in July.
Suzi Jones, teacher at the school, said:
“We have thoroughly enjoyed carrying out the market project and the children love having visitors in to speak to them. They learnt a lot from Mr Selby, discussing how to create a business plan and what products to sell. We are really excited to make our products and sell them on our market day.”
Councillor Alan Jones, executive member for business, culture, leisure and tourism at Torfaen County Borough Council, said:
“I am impressed with local businesses like Pro Steel Engineering who are being so generous both in terms of their time and in providing practical materials to our local primary schools in the build up to July’s Enterprise Week in Pontypool Indoor Market. It’s with their support and help that younger pupils in the borough are able to start learning about enterprise and the all important skills required to run a business.”