Students praised for construction efforts

Skegness Academy pupils were awarded for its efforts during construction week.
Skegness Academy pupils were awarded for its efforts during construction week.
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There was a double success for Skegness Academy last week after it was rewarded for its pupils’ hard work during a construction week and was also named the best school, for which it gained a trophy.

A group of 20 year ten students were recognised for their contributions at the Annual South Lincolnshire Group Training Association Construction Week at Lincoln Showground.

The event aimed to bring together secondary school construction students from all over the county and industry professionals from major construction companies such as Balfour Beatty.

A team of solicitors from Lincoln put the students under pressure in the form of a mock trial concerning a fictional construction accident. The students acted as the jury and the verdict they arrived at was ‘spot on’ according to the team of law professionals.

Mr Webster, Construction teacher, said: “I am very proud of the students’ achievements and the way they involved themselves in all of the activities on offer.

“They demonstrated superb skills and knowledge that they have learnt whilst working towards their level 2 BTEC Construction qualification,” he added.

On Monday, February 11, a representative from Lincolnshire Educational Business Partnership, who organised the event, and a representative from Balfour Beatty presented the students involved with a trophy, which was awarded to the youngsters after they picked up the honour of ‘best school of the day’.