Over the last month there have been four Your Life Best School Trips (BST’s), including an estimated number of 76 students participating. The aim is to inspire teenagers to study Maths and Physics at A-Level.
The four trips have been located at the Johnson & Johnson’s facility in Blackpool, Scotland, Livingston and Leeds where pupils are able to speak with inspirational professionals at each site.
The first BST was hosted at Lifescan in Scotland on 7 June where students learned how to use advanced healthcare technology. The schools that were involved include Culloden Academy, Inverness Royal Academy, Dingwall Academy and Kingussie High School.
The second trip was held at Depuy Synthes in Blackpool on 10 June where four schools participated in a variety of activities and used the event to network. These schools were, Leyland St Mary’s CHS, Ashton Community Science college, St Georges School and Blackburn Central High School.
A student who attended the event, Bhavika Mistry, 15 said: “The school trip to DePuy was an inspiring experience. I was able to walk around the facility and witness how bone cement is made. The day was filled with different activities which helped improve my networking skills.”
The third trip was held at Johnson & Johnson’s Scotland in Livingston on 15 June and involved students from Deans Community High School and Linlithgow Academy attending and the fourth trip was held again at Depuy Synthes in Leeds on 20 June.
Johnson & Johnson have been very happy to know they are informing and inspiring students so that they choose Maths and Physics as A-Level. A spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson says: “Our goal is to transform lives in underserved communities through our knowledge and expertise in business and science. We have identified critical touch points at key ages and stages where we can reach out and support young people to further their career”.