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Building bridges with schools in STEM workshop

Pave Aways Director Jamie Evans has been sharing his construction knowledge with students in Mid Wales as part of special schools STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) event.

Jamie, our Construction Director, helped year seven and eight pupils at Llanfair Caereinion High School build a scale model of the Second Severn Crossing as part of the Future Proofing Engineering in Powys project.

The initiative, which is organised by the Mid Wales Manufacturing Group and funded by Powys County Council, aims to encourage more young people into careers in STEM subjects.

As part of the Institute of Civil Engineers bridge building challenge students have to construct a 15-metre long, model cable-stayed bridge (the same design as the Second Severn Crossing) from plywood and aluminium section and then walk across the bridge they have just built.


Jamie shared his building expertise and instructed the group in matters such as health and safety as well as answering questions about his career in construction.

He said: “This was a great event to be involved in and the teams worked together brilliantly to complete the task.

“It was inspiring to see them so interested in this task and I hope it has encouraged some of them to investigate future careers in construction and engineering.”