Wren Kitchens is welcoming 180 local school children to its headquarters in Barton-upon-Humber to offer a first-hand insight in road safety and future career opportunities.
To drive home the importance of highway safety in the area, year eight students from nearby Baysgarth School are taking part in an exclusive tour of Wren’s transport fleet including state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz lorries.
These 18ft vehicles are aimed at protecting vulnerable road users with 360-degree monitors, extra side lighting for road users at night and low side guards for cyclist’s safety.
From the perspective of a lorry driver, youngsters will broaden their knowledge by learning about blind spots and the importance of health and safety during deliveries such as wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
Wren, the UK’s number one kitchen retailer, has a fleet of over 150 lorries which travel over 155,000 miles each week delivering more than 2,000 kitchens to customers’ homes across the UK.
Lee Holmes, Head of Transport Operations at Wren Kitchens, said: “Working hand-in-hand with our neighbouring community is one of our main priorities so we can gain a greater understanding of each other.
“We hope to develop our working partnership with Baysgarth School to ensure they’re safe whilst walking or cycling to school and to inspire their future aspirations with the knowledge of job opportunities on their doorstep.”
The 90-minute event includes a skywalk tour of Wren’s cutting-edge manufacturing facilities, where students will not only be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the inner workings of the factory, but also learn about all the various job opportunities.
Wren is more than just a kitchen retailer as it has over 320 different job roles across its UK showrooms, headquarters and out in the field driving our lorries or installing kitchens.
Richard Briggs, Headteacher from Baysgarth School, added: “This is a unique opportunity for our students and by getting out of the classroom, we believe this first-hand experience will inspire and motive them.
“Like Baysgarth School, Wren is an integral part of the local community and we are proud to be working in partnership with them to ensure our students are as safe as they can be when travelling to and from school.”