The Future of Surveying


Merton Park School

The Future of Surveying

We were delighted to visit Merton Park Primary School this week to spend a few hours with Years 4 and Years 6, sharing our knowledge and expertise with the pupils.

Murphy Surveys surveyors Andrew Masters, Matthieu Marsault and Nezhla Aharizad made a presentation to the children on the company and what we do. We taught them the very basics of surveying, and showed them how a total station and level worked.

We also showed them some work we’ve done with BIM and, to their great delight, did some laser scanning of the kids!

They were also very impressed with our Virutal Reality glasses!


It was a very successful day. The kids were very excited after it – here are some of their comments on their experience:

“It was the best school day of my life” Sophie (Y4)

“I think that the VR headset was one of the best things I’ve ever used” Oscar (Y4)

“Measuring things without a ruler or metre stick was incredible” Sofia (Y4)

The teachers also enjoyed the experience, and learned a lot too:

“The children were buzzing for the entire day and found every single minute educational. They are now asking for more!” Miss Gillan

“What a fantastic day with the surveyors from Murphy’s! It is crucial for children to be able to see their learning in a real-world context and the surveyors managed so well to link the CAD work that the children have done in class to the daily job of a surveyor. The children were totally engaged throughout and this will make a long term impact on their perception of engineering as a possible future career.” Nicola Schofield, Computing Technician

Click here to read the school blog, and see some photos from the day!

Thank you letters sent to Murphy Surveys from the pupils at Merton Park Primary School!

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