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24 January 2020

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UK Connect and Kyan attend Ash Manor school in Dragon’s Den style enterprise day

Last week, members of the UK Connect team, alongside colleagues from software development partners Kyan, attended Ash Manor school for a Dragon’s Den style enterprise day with the students of year 9. The day was an honour for Managing Director, PJ Farr, who had previously attended the school as a student himself.

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We visited the school for their “Eco Apps Enterprise Day”, where students were encouraged to research, design and present a digital app idea that could positively influence many of the environmental challenges we face today. Each student had to choose a role within their team that would define their input from project managing and marketing to product development and design.

An introduction to digital design thinking

A series of workshops were run throughout the day to help focus the students minds across all areas of business to help them develop their app concepts; and there was also the opportunity to quiz us on what it’s like working full-time in the real world. It was a pleasure to see such engaged students take an interest in their future careers and come up with so many intuitive ideas to what was quite a tough challenge.

Inspiring students to be the next generation of app developers

UK Connect and Kyan have been working closely for just over a year on a new product offering, which will provide a new digital solution for the construction industry. We were delighted to be partnering with Kyan at Ash Manor School and are proud of the working relationship we have both in business and in the community. We enjoyed meeting all of the students and seeing some fantastic ideas and creativity come to life as their confidence grew.

We’d like to thank Ash Manor School for welcoming us, and to Jane Sheridan at Ed2Biz Education Business Consultancy for facilitating the insightful day. UK Connect value’s community involvement and look forward to working with Jane and Ash Manor School on future projects.

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It was all about inspiring these students and they are a credit to society. It was a privilege to spend time out of my working day to support others on this project. We also had other staff from UK Connect and also our amazing app design suppliers Kyan. The day could not have gone ahead with out Jane Sheridan from Ed2biz, thanks again Jane.
PJ Farr, UK Connect

PJ Farr

Managing Director

UK Connect

UK Connect are committed to supporting STEM projects in the community and inspiring the younger generation to engage in technology subjects. For more information get in touch or give us a call on 0333 900 9860.

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