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Corrugated in the classroom

10 Feb 2021

As students and parents continue to navigate the challenges presented by home schooling one newly opened University Technical College (UTC) has taken the world of work to the students via some virtual engagement projects.

Doncaster UTC, which opened its doors to its first students in September 2020 and managed just one term before it moved to remote learning due to lockdown, created a series of ‘Work Wednesday’ challenges and asked local employers in the borough to put together presentations and challenges to educate students about the industry that they work in – the Boxes and Packaging Doncaster team were delighted to be involved.

The presentation focused on how packaging is made with footage of production lines captured at the Doncaster site. In addition, each student was given a challenge – to assemble a cardboard robot – so that they understood the design capabilities that corrugated gives as a packaging material.

The presentation, is to be followed with a virtual Q&A session.

“It is really important that education for students of all ages continues, and not just on an academic level,” said Stacey Austin, Regional Managing Director, Boxes and Packaging and Governor of Doncaster UTC. “Typically, students across all year groups would be given career guidance, work experience and have opportunities where they could explore employment opportunities in certain sectors and in their local towns. This idea by Doncaster UTC has allowed this to continue via the virtual classroom and it was a delight to take part and highlight what a key part corrugated packaging plays in so many industries and in the supply chain.”

Boxes and Packaging is proud to employ almost 500 people across a variety of roles and career paths.




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