6-8th June 2017
Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicestershire

Student Day

The final day of PLANTWORX aims to attract the youngsters into the industry.

As well as trade visitors PLANTWORX opened its doors to Students from local schools and colleges in the hope to encourage more youngsters into the Construction Equipment industry.
It's the day to come along with children, students and any young person interested in the industry. Parents you can show your kids what "their dads do" It might be operating or designing a machine or two.

NOTICE TO SCHOOLS & COLLEGES - any Primary or Secondary Schools wishing to bring a group of students to PLANTWORX, are invited on Day 3, Student Day ONLY.
Please get in touch to discuss your school's student requirements and organisation.

Contact:  PLANTWORX Tel 020 8253 4507 or email visit@plantworx.co.uk

Take a look at some pictures from 2015 Student day - it was a lovely hot day and ice creams were the order of the day!

Over 300 children attended the student event, not just from local schools, but with parents, grandparents and guardians – each were presented with a hi-viz jacket, kindly supplied by exhibitor Nylacast. They followed a student trail where children were encouraged to visit participating stands, answer questions and take part in challenges.
Husbands Bosworth Primary school brought along 75 of their students ranging in age from 5 – 10 years old.  
Louisa Morris Head Teacher said, “This was a wonderful opportunity for the children to see the world of construction machinery.  The children have had a wonderful time.  Volvo Construction Equipment were particularly brilliant and went out of their way to engage with the children.  This was an experiment for us to bring so many of the children – they all had a very good and worthwhile visit.”

In a tweet from Volvo CE – the company quoted “One of the children said, that this was the best school trip EVER.” Confirmation that the student initiative was a success”.

Rob Oliver chief executive of CEA said, “The sheer delight on the faces of many of our junior visitors on the last afternoon suggests we may repeat the experiment of allowing the next generation of construction equipment enthusiasts access to the event”.

Vanessa Breward, STEM Coordinator for Leicestershire visited the event on the Student afternoon she said, “I was very impressed by the hard work and effort put in to make the experience great for the schools. I look forward to the exhibition in 2017.”

Take a look at some pictures from PLANTWORX 2015 Student day - it was a lovely hot day and ice creams were the order of the day!