The annual EBP awards was held on 28 November at the Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham, ICE's exceptional work with schools and young children in Lincolnshire was recognised with EBP's award of an Investor in Education.
Each year The EBP invites schools to nominate organisations to receive an Investors in Education award. The nominations are for the employers that really stand out and went the extra mile to help the young people they worked with.
The winners were presented with trophies and certificates by The EBP's Chief Executive, Elaine Lilley, and, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants.
ICE East Midlands' Bridge to Schools co-ordinator, Jamie Mackay collected the award on behalf of ICE.
On collecting the award Jamie said:
"It's fantastic to receive this award in recognition of the work we do with the children and schools in the area. We hope that receiving the award will help raise the profile of civil engineering and the work that civil engineers do in helping to shape our environment."
Molly McKenzie, ICE East Midlands Regional Director added:
"We are extremely pleased to have been recognised for our work through our Bridge to Schools programme and I'd like to thank Jamie for the hard work and dedication he puts in to delivering it."
"We need to reach out to our young engineers to give them some exposure to civil engineering which our Bridge to Schools programme does. In doing so, we will hopefully inspire some of them to become our next generation of civil engineers."
The Bridge to Schools programme gives young people first-hand experience of civil engineering, by getting them to construct a 12.5 metre cable-stayed bridge. If you're interested in getting the bridge to your school then please contact Jamie - [email protected]
ICE Ambassadors visit schools across the region to help young people learn about civil engineering. Our aim is to inspire the civil engineers of tomorrow by organising a range of challenging, exciting and practical activities. Find out more about our Educational Resources on ice.org.uk or contact Richard Davis – [email protected]