When Tidyco Production Director, Philip Mason visited Littleover Community School, he found little engineering machinery in sight so he decided to do something about it not least because Derby is recognised as an engineering and manufacturing centre.

Consequently, Littleover Community School developed an after-school engineering club, allowing Tidyco to introduce the 2019 Toolbox Challenge.

Tidyco provided the school with one hundred toolboxes – on Friday 11th October 2019 – allowing pupils to learn practical engineering skills through manufacturing a metal toolbox, which they take home when complete. Eggleston Steel, GGS and Pugh & Sanders supplied free materials and services to get the project up-and-running.

“If pupils are not given the opportunity to do engineering in the classroom, how can they possibly be expected to consider it as an exciting future career?” said Philip Mason – Tidyco’s Production Director.

Philip now plans to expand the Tidyco Toolbox Challenge to other Derby schools and is keen to hear from local businesses who might consider long-term sponsorship of the Tidyco Toolbox Challenge.

If you are interested in sponsoring a local school, please email Phil at: Philip.mason@tidyco.co.uk

 

Tidyco supply all the major Original Equipment Manufacturing companies with parts for both rolling stock and infrastructure.  Their scope of supply includes design, manufacture and supply of hoses, rigid pipework and associated kits for complete train systems such as hydrostatic raft, engines hoses, brake rafts, fuel and water systems and effluent/vent pipes.

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