The Steam Trail, an exciting new initiative organised and funded by BEC and based on Westlakes Science Park for Primary School Children across West Cumbria, launched today. The teaching staff and children at Valley Primary School were the first children to complete the trail which has been coordinated for them through Primary Business Partnership, an initiative set up and funded by OneAIM. The Primary Business Partnership is a free matchmaking and sign posting service for Primary Schools and Businesses across Copeland and Allerdale which inspires the next generation of young people by connecting primary schools throughout Allerdale and Copeland with local businesses. The scheme is managed by the Centre for Leadership Performance in Cockermouth.
Luke Richardson, Social Impact Manager for OneAIM said: “This visit is just one example of the way that the Primary Business Partnership helps to match primary schools with local businesses who can offer career/enterprise related activities to the next generation. Our job is really to listen to schools and businesses, match them carefully and then help bring them together with the minimum fuss. That means the schools, businesses and, most importantly, students benefit from our service”
These interactive tours will be held on Friday afternoons for primary schools across West Cumbria. Primary Business Partnership hope to work with BEC to broker many more visits for other local primary schools.