Sponne School – Get ready to be inspired!!

The clock is ticking…it will soon be time for our Inspiration for Innovation inspirational event at Sponne School, Towcester.

We are pleased to be running this event for the Year 8 cohort, giving the youngsters the chance to enjoy a day of inspiring speeches and activities which has been co-sponsored by MEPC, Silverstone Park and the University of Buckingham to help prepare them for making their GCSE choices.

The Inspirational Event “Succeeding in the 21st century world of work” has been designed by Gaia Innovation to inspire school students to consider careers in automotive, engineering, technology and business enterprise, and to inform them about the different educational pathways to access these 21st Century jobs.  The students will also gain a greater understanding of the importance of transferable personal and social skills and how these skills can be developed throughout their time at school to help them achieve their best post-education destination.

Iain Massey, Headteacher will kick off the day by welcoming all of the students and the fantastic group of around 40 volunteers who are there to share and inspire the pupils with their personal journeys, job knowledge and career route information.

Our Silverstone Park and Silverstone Technology Cluster volunteers continue to support and enhance the Inspiration for Innovation programme and they will be joined at this event by our UK Automotive 30% Club Outreach Network volunteers, CDK Global who will be bringing along their graduate trainees as well as other professionals from their technology-based business who will act as superb ‘real-models’ for the students at Sponne School. Along with alumni and students from The University of Buckingham, this should prove to be a hugely informative, relevant and fun experience all round.

Prior to the activities, there will be a VIP speech from Stuart Miles, MD at CDK Global who are the sponsors of the 30% Club Outreach Network. Stuart will be highlighting the need for a diverse workforce and showcasing some of the exciting opportunities and developments taking place within the company and sector as a whole. This along with an interactive panel discussion including Q&A will make for a truly interactive day.

If you would like to get involved with our Inspiration for Innovation volunteer network please email [email protected]