Schoolchildren from across Lincolnshire have been inspired to become architects, builders and quantity surveyors as part of Construction Week 2018.
Pupils from across the county attended the Lincolnshire Showground to get an insight into the construction industry from the best in the business.
Conservative controlled West Lindsey District Council’s building control department and other council officers, attended the event, along with representatives from The Army, Balfour Beatty and Gelder Group.
The purpose of the event was to raise awareness and interest in the diversity of careers available within the construction industry, and the council's building control team were thrilled to be attending this year. A number of workshops with ‘hands-on’ and fun activities, were available for students to get a good idea of what a career in construction entails. Phillip Westmorland, Building Control Team Manager, at West Lindsey said:
“It is a great privilege to be sponsoring Construction Week 2018 at the Lincolnshire Showground. It was a brilliant opportunity to meet so many eager students and teachers and to be able to share our knowledge of construction with them.”
Groups of schoolchildren took part in a treasure hunt quiz on across the Showground with the building control team, and even had the opportunity to win a special prize.
Jen Wheeler, Teaching Assistant from St. Michael’s Church of England School enjoyed taking part in the treasure hunt with her students, she said:
“We had a brilliant day, and we all really enjoyed taking part in West Lindsey Building Control’s treasure hunt. The students had the opportunity to ask lots of questions, and they all thought the task was very engaging – we loved being able to win a little hard hat to take home with us!”
Cllr. Jackie Brockway, a West Lindsey and Lincolnshire County Councillor commented:
“Construction Week is an wonderful chance for the county's schoolchildren to learn new skills and benefit from the knowledge of industry experts. I am pleased to hear that West Lindsey District Council's Building Control were supporting the event at the showground.
“I hope that, at the end of the day, the children went home full of ideas and excitement for the construction industry.”
The Construction Week event, took place between Tuesday, 2nd to Thursday 4th October 2018.