News: Education

May 22, 2024

BETTER LEARNERS BETTER WORKERS VISIT MACALLOY & ADVANCED ALLOY SERVICES LTD – 13.05.24

The Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors from Westfield School visited two engineering companies in one day last week – a valuable learning experience for the students. First, the students had the opportunity to visit Macalloy, a global leader in manufacturing threaded tension steel bars and cable systems. Members of the Macalloy team spoke to the […]

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May 16, 2024

BETTER LEARNERS BETTER WORKERS VISIT CASTINGS TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL – 16.05.24

This morning, the Better Learners Better Workers (BLBW) students from Sheaf Training Centre visited Castings Technology International kindly hosted by Kevin Parkin and Richard Cook, who are also both Freemen of the Company of Cutlers. The visit offered important industry insights and potential career opportunities for students. Students were taken on a tour of the […]

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April 25, 2024

BLBW PROGRAMME AT SHEFFIELD PARK ACADEMY – 25.04.24

On Friday 19th April 2024, the Master Cutler, Mr Charles Turner DL, visited Sheffield Park Academy as part of the Better Learners Better Workers (BLBW) programme. The Master Cutler engaged with a group of over 100 prospective Year 8 students to discuss joining the programme in Year 9. Sarah Ward, who runs the BLBW programme, […]

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April 5, 2024

BETTER LEARNERS BETTER WORKERS CASE STUDIES – 2024

Jacob Alcock Railway Engineer – Vital Rail  Jacob participated in the Better Learners Better Workers programme whilst studying at Westfield School in 2015. “ I joined the programme in 2015 whilst studying at Westfield School as I thought it might give me a better understanding of the jobs available in the engineering industry and what […]

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March 25, 2024

MADE IN SHEFFIELD AWARD AT THE BIG CHALLENGE 2024 – 21.03.24

On Thursday 21st March 2024, The BiG Challenge 2024 took place at OEC Sheffield, an enterprise competition which was open to Year 7 – Year 9 students in Sheffield with the opportunity to design and grow a business idea with a £25 start-up loan.   The Master Cutler would like to thank Tracy Viner from […]

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March 21, 2024

JOINT AWARDS SCHEME SPONSORED BY THE COMPANY OF CUTLERS & THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF ARMOURERS AND BRASIERS – 20.03.24

On Wednesday 20th March 2024, the Master Cutler, Mr Charles Turner, and Master of The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, Dr Roger Bowdler, were delighted to welcome guests to the Joint Awards at Cutlers’ Hall. The tradition of these awards dates back to 1926 representing a long-standing commitment between The Company of Cutlers and […]

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December 7, 2023

MASTER CUTLER VISITS FREEMAN COLLEGE – 01.12.23

On Friday 1st December, Master Cutler, Charles Turner DL, was delighted to visit Freeman College in the pewter workshop. ‘The Master Cutler lent a hand with casting Christmas decorations for the Cutlers’ 400th year special edition social enterprise project. He led a great discussion on the history of Butcher Works and the importance of manufacturing, […]

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November 24, 2023

BLBW VISITS COIT PRIMARY SCHOOL AS PART OF THE PRIMARY PROGRAMME – 24.11.23

This week, Better Learners Better Workers visited Coit Primary School in Sheffield as part of the 2-day BLBW Primary programme. The day was all about science and space, students were immersed in various activities. They were learning about the scientific and engineering aspects behind the spacesuits worn by astronauts. They also designed their own planets […]

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