A group of Year Nine students have visited a New Lubbesthorpe homes development to learn some tricks of the building trade.
The Brookvale Groby Learning Campus girls took a tour of Davidsons Homes’ development ‘The Market Village’, to learn more about the construction industry and the homes being built onsite.
During the visit, the students learnt about health and safety, the process of building a house and the equipment used during construction.
Elaine Dawson, a teacher at the Brookvale Groby Learning Campus who accompanied the students on the trip, said:
“All of us very much enjoyed our visit to The Market Village development.
“The girls and I had a great time and took so much away from our experience. It was fantastic to see the girls encouraged to learn about the opportunities that are available for everyone in the building industry.”
Stephanie King, Sales Director for Davidsons Homes, said:
“It’s wonderful to see a group of young students be so enthusiastic about this industry, and we are very pleased that the girls enjoyed the tour we gave them.
“We are particularly keen to encourage women and girls into the construction industry, as there are so many different skills to learn and enjoyable career paths to discover. We champion this with our apprenticeship schemes and inclusive employment policies, as we hope to demonstrate the many options open to talented young people. “The students were a joy to host. They showed great eagerness to learn and we hope it is not too long before more students from Brookvale Groby Learning Campus pay us another visit.”