Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Wates teach Manor Primary pupils the real importance of Maths

IT’S all beginning to add up for students of Manor School in Tilbury who recently welcomed representatives from affordable housing contractor, Wates Living Space, into the classroom to hear how maths is applied outside of school and in the real world.

Currently delivering Thurrock Council’s four-year housing refurbishment programme, Wates Living Space took a break from the construction site to communicate to Year 5 pupils that maths is the base of so many careers and is used frequently in the construction industry.

During the visit, Wates’ Resident Liaison Officer, Doina Caniparu, and Trainee Quantity Surveyor, John Ajidahun, told pupils how everyone on the building site uses maths, including engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, site and project managers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and bricklayers.

Phil Sperring, Business Director (South Maintenance) of Wates Living Space, commented: “When we embark upon any project, we make a commitment to improving the lives of the people within the communities in which we are working. In Thurrock, we are using our presence in a number of different ways, creating employment and training opportunities for local people and inspiring people from a young age in an effort to boost their future employment prospects.

“Maths is an essential skill that will set school children up for a number of careers and it is always a pleasure to be able to go into a school and demonstrate just how much we use it within the construction industry and help to put its importance into perspective. The pupils of Manor School in Tilbury were particularly enthusiastic and a delight to teach.”

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