Learners from year 10 are currently undergoing sessions with JCB Graduates which run alongside the JCB Challenge.
Learners have to buy and sell components to build their Loadall machine, components are valued according to how environmental and sustainable they are. The learners are then asked to design and construct a cab using cardboard, plastic straws and a glue gun. The construction is then load-tested to gauge its strength. Following this, they build an attachment to move materials in the quickest possible time.
The winning teams from each house are then invited over to the JCB factory for a day to compete against each other in the finals as well as being provided with a two course meal courtesy of JCB.