Over 500 school pupils from across the region tried their hand at a range of construction activities at a special ‘have-a-go’ event organised by South Lincolnshire Group Training Association (SLGTA) with the aim of inspiring young students to consider a career in construction.
The have-a-go activities on offer ranged from traditional trades such as brickwork and plumbing to civil engineering and surveying. Industry experts were on hand to instruct in the practical activities and to offer advice as to the best routes into the industry
New College Stamford hosted the two day event at their new Construction and Automotive Skills Centre and also provided instruction on some of the activities.
Princebuild sponsored the event by providing engraved medals and trophies for the best pupil from each of the activities, best school and best teacher on each of the two days.
Peeby, the Princebuild mascot, was also in attendance on day one to help the primary school pupils with the activities and present the awards at the end of the day.
Barbara Mehew, Company HR Manager for Princebuild and Chairman of the SLGTA, attended the event on both days and was very pleased with how the pupils involved themselves in the activities. “The enthusiasm of the school students has been incredible! We have seen some genuine flair and talent over the last two days, with over 50 awards being presented to the students taking part.”
The SLGTA work closely with local schools and colleges giving students the opportunity to learn more about careers in construction. You can find out more about the SLGTA and their work here.