Atos and Glasgow 2018 European Championships Bonnie the Seal visits Milngavie pupils to put key sporting technology into practice

On Tuesday 12 June, pupils from Milngavie Primary School, near Glasgow, were treated to an exclusive, interactive technology workshop by our Atos team, in the run up to the Glasgow 2018 European Championships (2-12 August).

To celebrate the exciting new multi-sport event which will bring together some of Europe’s leading sporting competitions, nearly 200 pupils enjoyed a Q&A session, before receiving a surprise visit from Bonnie the Seal, mascot for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

Heidi Idle, Head of Communications – Scotland, Ireland, Wales and BDS UK&I, Ola Clark, Customer Centric Design Analyst, Claire Murray, Service Manager, and Hugh Dunn shared their career experiences and explained the exciting work that Atos do with the pupils. This visit was an excellent opportunity to highlight to young children that, down the track, a career in technology is available to anyone. To finish the day, a cycling time trial was held with 52 pupils taking part on an outdoor course, with time-keepers busy scoring and issuing the results to their classmates as they crossed the finishing line.

Head teacher Garry Graham commented: “We are delighted Atos staff were able to take time out to visit our school and discuss their work with our students and share in meeting Bonnie the Seal. Experiences like these will hopefully provide the catalyst for students to consider further study in STEM and even a future career in technology. As a school, we have an ambitious programme to support the development and delivery of STEM subjects and this is another example of putting our vision into practice.”

The visit was a fantastic success – well done to all that were involved who will also be visiting Castlehead High School on 25 June. Watch this space!

Further information – contact Heidi Idle.

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