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MP Paul Bristow visits GPUTC

Peterborough's MP Paul Bristow says GPUTC will be 'part of a brilliant future for Peterborough'.

One of Peterborough's newest secondary schools, Greater Peterborough UTC, welcomed our new MP Paul Bristow through its doors today. Greater Peterborough UTC opened in 2016 with the aim of educating students aged 13-19 who have a passion for STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Greater Peterborough UTC is unique in that it is sponsored by a number of well-known local business partners with a rich history in the Peterborough area including Anglian Water, Perkins and Z-Tech. These key business links provide its students with invaluable insight into industry, whilst helping them develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful in whichever pathway the student chooses through specific and focussed career guidance, officially making us the best school in the area for our careers programme.

Paul met with the UTC's Principal David Bisley, as well as some of its student representatives. As well as being given a tour of the school’s state of the art facilities including their industry standard workshops and design studios, Paul managed to pop in on a few lessons and even caught the raising of the flag ceremony as showcased by the UTC's Sea Cadet regiment. Paul said 'I'm very proud that Peterborough has a school that allows students from a younger age to focus on STEM subjects. Peterborough is a working city and what this school is doing is preparing young people to make that next step, which is great. It’s wonderful to see so many girls passionate about STEM subjects and to listen to them talk so eloquently about their future plans. The university and the work being done here at the UTC can be part of a brilliant future for Peterborough'.