MEA students prepared for success
Amazon’s drive to encourage Manchester pupils to embrace a future career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) continued when the local fulfilment centre made a donation to Manchester Enterprise Academy to support British Science Week.
The Amazon Manchester team made a special visit to the school to donate £1,000 which will be used to fund new science equipment and a trip to the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham. To celebrate British Science Week, local Wythenshawe-based Haveley Hey primary school pupils also joined Manchester Enterprise Academy for their day of science enrichment.
Speaking on the donation, Amazon’s Manchester site lead, Neil Travis 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 Manchester 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. Laura McLean, head of science at Manchester Enterprise Academy added:
“As technology continues to advance and play a critical role in today’s society, we must ensure our students have the STEM skill set to succeed in the careers of tomorrow. We are very grateful to Amazon for their support and had a wonderful two days celebrating science with Amazon staff, Manchester Enterprise Academy students and Haveley Hey primary school.”
Manchester Enterprise Academy welcomed the donation during British Science Week as part of the company’s ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme, whereby the company supports communities where it operates.