Osborne Helping Budding Engineers

Osborne recently visited St George’s Beneficial Church of England Primary School in Portsmouth, Hampshire, to introduce the young students to the exciting world of construction.

With the children learning about ‘builders’ in school, the Osborne team, who are undertaking the £7million regeneration of The Hard transport interchange by Portsmouth Harbour with Portsmouth City Council, were keen to support their learning and offer a new perspective on the subject.

Osborne Framework Manger, Kevin Ursell and Trainee Engineer, Jack Cottrell explained to the children, with the help of Rosie, the Osborne mascot, the different types of machinery used on sites, the variety of roles and most importantly, the equipment used to keep everybody safe.

During the day, the budding engineers explored some of the safety equipment Osborne use on a daily basis including hard hats, googles and gloves finally getting a sneak preview of what the Hard will look like when finished.

This was certainly enjoyed by the students, with many saying their favourite part of the day. Joey and Olivia, pupils at St Georges commented saying “I liked the bit when we got to wear the builders stuff” and “I liked Rosie, I liked her hard hat and I liked the glasses she wore.”

Mrs Lyndon, Class Teacher from St Georges Beneficial Church of England Primary School said: “The children really enjoyed the visit from Osborne. They particularly enjoyed meeting Rosie and playing with the hard hats, goggles and hi-vis jackets, using them in their role play Builders yard.”

Osborne Trainee Engineer, Jack Cottrell said: “Being able to interact with the children was fantastic. Rosie was a huge success and I feel that everyone truly engaged with the presentation. I am glad that the pupils enjoyed an insight into the exciting industry in which we work.”