Numbers at Work BW3 Wythenshaw

MORE than 50 young people learned how maths and problem solving skills can add up to a dream job.

Leaders from four businesses delivered “Numbers at Work” sessions to pupils in Wythenshawe.

They staged a series of workshops to inspire the students about the careers available to those with strong maths and problem solving skills.

Representatives from Manchester Airport, Microsoft, Together Money and Manchester City Council delivered the sessions, with support from volunteers from Cardinal Global Logistics, Mitie, Your Local Voice and the Council’s neighbourhood team.
Numbers at Work is a flagship programme of BW3, a charity that coordinates business support to deliver benefit to Wythenshawe.

Juliet Felstead, BW3 Committee Secretary who took part said: “By taking pupils out of the classroom, Numbers at Work gives young people the chance to enjoy and appreciate how math and problem solving is used every day in the workplace.

“That helps inspire them about the range of career options open to them, which is what BW3 is all about. I would like to thank everyone for supporting this latest round of sessions.”

The pupils, all aged 10 and 11, were all from Button Lane Primary School.

Button Lane Head Teacher said: “Year 5 had a fantastic morning! We worked with BW3 on some maths! We became travel agents, property developers, council workers and Microsoft workers and had to use all of our mathematical skills to complete the challenges. A brilliant morning!”