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Jon Osbourne, senior repairs team leader at Flextronics oversees the dismantling of some laptops

Jon Osbourne, senior repairs team leader at Flextronics oversees the dismantling of some laptops

First published in South Warrington

A BEWSEY primary school turned into an IT university for the day as pupils learnt all about laptops.

Bewsey Lodge Primary School welcomed staff from Flextronics who taught year six youngsters how to dismantle and repair machines as part of the Children’s University.

The scheme is delivered in Warrington through the Warrington Wolves Foundation and provides seven to 14 year olds with exciting and innovative learning activities.

Jon Osbourne, senior repairs team leader at Flextronics, delivered the lessons together with his colleague Tom Jones.

Jon said: “It was great to see the children start to look at laptops in terms of the parts they are made up of and how it all works. They were really engaged and asked lots of intelligent questions.

“When I was at school, repairs and logistics wasn’t something that was really taught and it certainly wasn’t put forward as a viable career option, so it’s fantastic to be able to go into a school and teach the children something new. Hopefully one or two might now consider it as a future career.”

Bewsey Lodge Year six teacher Miss Muia, who sat in on the sessions, said: “I want to say a huge thank you to Tom and Jon for coming in and delivering the two ICT lessons, the children and I enjoyed them immensely.

“Both formed an excellent relationship with the children, keeping them on task and well-behaved throughout. The opportunity for learning that Flextronics provided was perfect for Year 6 and the children are now talking about computers in a completely different way.” 

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