A Busy Week for Bristol WORKS Partner Schools

This week has seen lots of action with Merchants Academy and Ashton Park School both participating in Bristol WORKS activity.

On Tuesday, Merchants Academy took part in Engine Shed on Tour. Working with boomsatsuma and Engine Shed, the students visited Hargreaves Lansdown to learn about the organisation and the roles within it.


The team of Year 9 girls interviewed staff and toured the Learning Academy and other spaces with 360 degree cameras to make a VR tour of their experiences.


On Wednesday, Alun Griffiths visited Ashton Park School. Taking their ‘Exchanging Places’ Tipper Lorry and ICE ‘Bridge to Schools’ activity.

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Groups of students learnt the principles of engineering whilst they worked together to construct a bridge that they could then walk across.

Whilst various groups took part, other students got to climb aboard their Tipper Lorry to learn about Health and Safety and experience what it might be like to drive the vehicle in a safe and secure way.

On Thursday, Merchants Academy took part in another Engine Shed on Tour, this time at Future Space. Working with boomsatsuma and supported by Engine Shed, they learnt about about the organisation and the way that Future Space connects entrepreneurs and tech innovators with scientists, researchers and graduate talent. Touring the company with the latest 360 degree filming equipment, they edited their footage into a virtual tour for their peers.


This week has also seen Bristol WORKS work experience student, George from Merchants Academy, take up his placement with the Mayor’s Office and the Labour Group Office. You learn about his experiences by reading his blog.

Keep an eye on this page for more Bristol WORKS activity coming soon.