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.
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.