Coca-Cola have given education a bit of fizz, after opening a new £810,000 Education Centre at the firm’s Milton Keynes site.
The venue in Delaware Drive offers a curriculum-linked programme, offering visitors a subject-related insight into manufacturing processes, as well as a guided tour of the factory.
As with other centres run by the group, it is run by a General Teaching Council registered teacher, employed full-time by CCE.
Milton Keynes MPs Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart were at the official launch alongside students from the Milton Keynes Academy, taking part in an interactive classroom sessions. Their visit complimented the recent work the students have undertaken as part of Young Enterprise’s Company Programme, where students set up and run a business for a year.
Nicholas Nixon, operations director at Coca-Cola Enterprises Milton Keynes, said: “We are committed to playing a positive role in the communities within which we operate, an integral part of which is helping to demystifying our industry for future generations. One of the best ways to achieve this is by opening up our factory doors.
“We are delighted to be launching the sixth of Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Education Centres across Great Britain, completing on-site education facilities at all of our manufacturing sites throughout the country. We look forward to welcoming schools from across the region to this state of the art facility to experience the site and learn more about the manufacturing process.”