Cambridge students pick up football shirts with skills test

A group of 50 schoolchildren from St Laurence Catholic Primary School have received new football kits from Marshall Skills Academy.

Presentation of the Marshall Skills Academy football kit at St Lawrence Primary School during a visit to Marshall, front left teacher Simon Pepper St Lawrence Primary School, pupil Louisa Dino, chief executive Dan Edwards of the marshall skills academy and cross-curricular program coordinator Ewan Tester. Photo: Keith Hepell. (59838647)

Year 6 students received the kits after winning a skills challenge hosted by academy chief executive Dan Edward.

He challenged students to break the current record for the Marshall Skills Academy ‘nut and bolt’ test – a test of manual dexterity the academy uses to assess potential apprentices.

Mr Edwards pledged to provide them with branded football kits if they broke the record, which they did. The students visited Marshall HQ at Cambridge Airport to receive their awards.

Mr Edwards said: ‘We hope this will inspire them to apply for our world-renowned engineering apprenticeship one day.’

The visit follows a partnership between Marshall Skills Academy and the Cambridge United Community Trust which held a STEM workshop for pupils earlier this year.

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