30th January 2018
Always on the lookout for up and coming talent, the Farrans site team at Marjory Kinnon Special Educational Needs School in Feltham were delighted to recently bring a group of Year 10 students onto site for the day.
It is one of the final school visits as the site team prepare for handover of the project next month.
The Foundation Learning Group from Hampton High visited Farrans’ £30m education project as part of the Princes Trust Award.
The scheme helps carve a brighter future for young people, empowering them to get into jobs, education and training by learning and experiencing various career options.
Inspiring the Future of Construction
And it seemed Farrans’ busy construction site certainly piqued the interest of many of the young students.
The Farrans site team gave students an insight into the daily responsibilities and challenges faced by the team, as well as the various entry routes into a chosen career.
The students were then brought on a site tour before undertaking the ‘Highest Tower Construction’ challenge, where each group attempted to make the tallest possible standalone tower by using newspaper and tape. In line with Farrans’ approach to quality checks, each creation was then thoroughly tested with weights!
Dwayne Rice, Project Manager on the project, said it was an excellent opportunity for the Foundation Learning Group students.
“The students really benefitted from the site tour, where they had the opportunity to speak with different trades and management positions, and to understand the variety of roles within our industry,” Dwayne said.
“Many of the students who previously hadn’t considered a career in construction saw the beneficial impact for themselves and spoke to us about arranging work experience with Farrans – something which is heartening to see for the future of the industry”.
The final handover for Marjory Kinnon School, a 2 storey building being constructed on the site of the existing sports field, is set for February.