Plantworx 2019 at the East of England showground showcased a huge array of exhibitors and demonstrators from the world of construction and rail. Despite the constant wet weather over the course of the three days it ran, spirits were not dampend at all and especially not for the students from Ken Stimpson school in Peterborough.
A small cohort of about 30 students came to the show to discover what possible future opportunities the construction and rail industries could offer them. A particular highlight for the students was the chance to become a tower crane operator. Using state of the art simulation equipment students took on the challenge to work in teams and train on the simulation which is used by industry professionals.
The event definitely planted the seed for some future construction workers..
It’s not every day students get the chance to try out these simulators and they took the opportunity seriously and got stuck right in. Paul, the simulator trainer was impressed and even commented that some of the students could even give the professionals a run for their money.