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Leica Geosystems partner M&P Survey Equipment Ltd promotes the future of Survey and Engineering

22 June 2009

Chester, UK – 19th June 2009 - M&P Survey Equipment Ltd recently attended the Witton Park Borough Challenge in Blackburn to promote the future of surveying and engineering to young minds. Their task was to create a garden and the area was surveyed with Leica Geosystems equipment.

Year 10 children of all abilities from various schools throughout Blackburn visited the Witton Park High School Business and Enterprise College to survey an area of land and create a sensory garden as a ‘Functional Skills Project’ co-ordinated by Class of Your Own Ltd (www.classofyourown.com). The children formed groups and ‘created’ a company and marketing strategy before heading off to the proposed garden site to survey the area using Leica Geosystems survey equipment supplied by M&P Survey Equipment Ltd. As part of the childrens project, the winners of the best overall design will be used to create the sensory garden which will then be open to the public.

M&P Survey Equipment Ltd, advised the children appropriately on how to use a range of Leica Geosystems surveying equipment including optical and laser levels as well as total stations and DISTO™ D2’s donated by Leica Geosystems. A spokesperson from M&P said “we are proud to promote survey and engineering equipment to young minds who may in turn become involved within the construction industry in the future.”

Alison Watson, company director of Class Of Your Own Limited, was impressed by the children’s reaction to a real life company assisting with their project. “M&P Survey did a first class job of capturing the children’s enthusiasm. It was great for them to jump into construction in such a realistic way. I’m convinced that a different, practical approach to education is far more stimulating than reading a text book. M&P Survey Equipment Ltd were key to our delivery – a great day all round”.

About M&P Survey Equipment Ltd.
M&P Survey Equipment was established in 1983 with the intention of supplying the industry with an efficient, high quality and reliable local service. The company has since grown into one of the largest companies of its kind in this business sector dealing extensively throughout the UK and operating fleet management contracts for a number of national companies.

M&P Survey Equipment Ltd. is an independently owned survey supply company with 25 years experience in supplying a complete range of survey equipment and consumables to the construction and surveying industries. The company has represented Leica Geosystems throughout this period and were the First 'Authorised Distributor & Service Partner of Leica Geosystems in the UK.'

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

For further information please contact:

M&P Survey Equipment Ltd
Natalie Kendrick
The Survey Centre
Meridian House
Stanney Mill Road
Little Stanney

Phone: 0151 357 1856
Fax: 0151 357 2164
Email: natalie@mpsurvey.co.uk

More information about the 'Functional Skills Project' at:

Year 10 Students attending Witton Park High School Business and Enterprise College.