Monday, October 3, 2022

Amazon donation prepares Tilbury pupils for STEM success


AMAZON’S drive to encourage Tilbury pupils to embrace a future career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) continued last week when the local fulfilment centre made a donation to The Gateway Academy to support British Science Week.

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The Amazon Tilbury made a special visit to the school to donate £1,000, which will be used to fund new science equipment.

Speaking on the donation, Amazon’s Tilbury General Manager, Robert Stobinski said:

“British Science Week is a fantastic initiative and we are delighted to continue supporting schools across the UK. At Amazon, we know first-hand how important it is to encourage young people to be involved in STEM.

“Such skills open up a new world of future career possibilities, including many at Amazon where our engineers, IT specialists and other team members use the latest technology to provide innovative customer solutions.”

The Tilbury site is also fitted out with advanced Amazon Robotics technology. The robots slide under a tower of shelves where products are stowed, lift it and move it through the fulfilment centre. Find out more about Amazon Robotics here.

Mr Cormac Fanning, Head of Science at The Gateway Academy, added:

“I am very proud of our students and my science colleagues. We would like to thank Amazon for their generous donation which will be used to support the resources for even higher quality learning. I hope they enjoyed their visit to the Academy.”

The Gateway Academy welcomed the donation during British Science Week as part of the company’s “Amazon in the Community” programme, whereby the company supports communities in and around where it operates in the UK.


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