Students build their skills with construction workshops

DDH construction challenge day at Danetre School.'Pictured is student Emily Conder ( 14  ) with Ian Pugh ( Trainee Site Manager - Lovell )
DDH construction challenge day at Danetre School.'Pictured is student Emily Conder ( 14 ) with Ian Pugh ( Trainee Site Manager - Lovell )
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STUDENTS at a town secondary school have been finding out what a career path in construction could be like with a hands-on taster session from industry professionals.

A total of 24 year nine pupils from Danetre School took it in turns to try four different workshops in a construction challenge event run by Daventry and District Housing (DDH).

Housing contractor Lovell led a session on kitchen design and brick laying while training specialist Construction Skills run a LEGO-engineering project and the maintenance team at DDH ran a practical on carpentry skills.

The session was designed to help inform and inspire students in advance of choosing their GCSE subjects.

Students were scored in each workshop, winning points for demonstrating essential skills.

The winning team was presented with a first prize of gift vouchers and all students received an Easter egg for taking part.

Jonathan Hern, asset operations manager at DDH, said: “Trying out the workshops is one of the best ways to learn and we hope it will have inspired some of the students to find out more.”