TATA Steel strives to have a positive impact on the lives of its neighbours, and continues to invest in initiatives that benefit young people on Teesside.
The company’s annual Kids of Steel triathlon attracts hundreds of Teesside schoolchildren every year to have a go at the UK’s fastest growing sport. It encourages children to get involved in sport and increases their understanding of how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
The company also sponsors the Teesside Football Tournament in Redcar which attracts up to 3,000 young footballers each year.
Recognising the important role it can play in exciting young people in science and engineering, Tata Steel launched a competition to challenge youngsters to design a steel sculpture incorporating its products.
Pupils from Sacred Heart School in Redcar came up with the winning design - a spectacular robotic man which was manufactured at Tata Steel’s Skinningrove site and now stands at the site entrance.
Steve Simms, works manager for Tata Steel on Teesside, said: “The competition gave local youngsters the chance to combine their artistic talents with engineering.
“The aim was to introduce young people to manufacturing and engineering and, at the same time, create something that would help form a good first impression for people visiting our site.
“The standard of entries was brilliant but we were really impressed by what these bright young pupils came up with.”