Event addresses need to keep young talent

Made in Sleaford event at NCCD. Luke Winter of White & Sentance. EMN-161010-102914001
Made in Sleaford event at NCCD. Luke Winter of White & Sentance. EMN-161010-102914001

School pupils and families took part in hands-on science workshops led by Mick Taylor and Dave Inglesen of Up Science during the Made in Sleaford event to learn more about local industry.

Mr Taylor said: “We are working with Sleaford businesses to build a link with education to get young people to understand what Sleaford businesses do and what skilled people they need.

Made in Sleaford event at NCCD. Norman and Sue Robinson of Ruskington looking at Great Pains seed sowing machine. EMN-161010-102817001

Made in Sleaford event at NCCD. Norman and Sue Robinson of Ruskington looking at Great Pains seed sowing machine. EMN-161010-102817001

“We are addressing the 80 per cent ‘brain drain’ of young talent from the town, to hold onto that and enhance the community.”

Sleaford Quality Foods were getting children to use taste and smell to mix different ingredients to make dips from their products. Butlers electrical did a ‘powerful’ demonstration, SHD helped the children use layers to make bookmarks and Moy Park explained the computer programming and coding needed in their production process.

Looking back at the town’s manufacturing past were Sleaford Navigation Trust, Sleaford Museum and Carlight Caravans, who had a more than 50-year-old tourer donated by a former customer on show.

The amazing variety included a fascinator maker, Kiowa pipe makers, Eco2 energy plant, White and Sentance pianos, Bridge Instruments who make electronic stringedinstruments, DPS digital printers and Northmark furniture makers.

Made in Sleaford event at NCCD. L-R Percy Leeman and John Dawson sitting in Carlight's 1942 Coronet Caravan. EMN-161010-102715001

Made in Sleaford event at NCCD. L-R Percy Leeman and John Dawson sitting in Carlight's 1942 Coronet Caravan. EMN-161010-102715001

Food and drink was on offer, including coffee and cake by Millers Bar raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Care.