STUDENTS from Cockshut Hill School visited the National Exhibition Centre to see what was on display for UK Construction Week.
Year 10s heard all about how to enter the industry from the professionals there who told them about all the different pathways such as T Levels and apprenticeships.
They took part in a Hackathon Schools Challenge with architect and TV presenter, George Clarke.
Students came up with innovative design features for homes in their community, and Cockshut’s own Natali won the challenge for her imaginative and futuristic design and was presented with her award by George Clarke himself.
Jason Bridges, Principal at Cockshut Hill said: “It was great that so many Year 10s made it to the NEC for UK Construction Week.
“We are always thinking about our learners’ futures and I know it gave many of them a new perspective on the construction industry and what sort of career they might like to pursue.”
Vince Green, CEO of Summit Learning Trust added: “It is of paramount important that children and young people receive the opportunity to attend activities like these so that they hear from professionals who excel in their field of work.
“I was particularly delighted to hear that a learner from Cockshut Hill School, part of our Summit Learning Trust, won the Hackathon Schools Challenge and I congratulate her and our school on this amazing achievement.”