With the idea of providing first hand experience of the construction industry, a small group of Year 10 students recently went on a tour around the school building site of our eagerly anticipated 4G pitch. Led by the project manager, the students gained valuable insights into the intricacies of construction, the significance of the 4G pitch, as well as career opportunities the industry offers.
The school building site - typically off-limits to students - became a temporary classroom, offering a unique learning experience. The tour commenced with a walk around the perimeter, where the manager pointed out the different stages of construction and explained the importance of each phase in bringing the 4G pitch to life.
The manager emphasised the significance of the 4G pitch, highlighting its role in promoting sports and physical activity within the school community. He explained that the pitch would not only cater to the school's sporting events but also serve as a multi-functional space for various activities, fostering a sense of community and well-being.
The manager delved into the technical aspects of construction, providing students with a crash course in the various materials, tools, and techniques employed in the process. From the excavation of the site to the laying of foundations and the intricate work involved in installing drainage systems, the students gained a newfound appreciation for the complexities of construction.
This was a great opportunity for our students to not only have an 'access all areas' tour of the nearly complete 4G pitch, but also find out more about Careers in Construction.