Lincoln academy wins Construction Day accolade

The Priory Witham Academy has been voted School of the Year by the Lincoln Group Training Association after a number of students took part in an annual construction day.

The award recognised the pupils’ “excellent attitude and aptitude” throughout the day and was capped when Jon-Luc Stevens (Year 11) won the individual award for Driver of the Year after his work on the mini-diggers.

Jon-Luc Stevens with his trophy for Driver of the Year.

Jon-Luc Stevens with his trophy for Driver of the Year.

The annual LGTA Construction Day allowed county students from Years 8, 9, 10 and 11, who have shown an interest in working in the construction industry, to spend a day with some of the area’s big firms and colleges, trying out new skills.

The day was held at the Lincolnshire Showground on October 23.

Working in groups, they tried their hand at plastering, driving diggers, painting and decorating, bricklaying and tractor maintenance.

Priory Witham Headteacher Andrew Madge said: “The attitude of all students, without exception, was outstanding and they were given brilliant feedback from all of the training providers who commented on their willingness to learn, their work ethic and their natural talent in all areas.

“Now the students have got a better idea of what the world of construction entails, most are even keener to follow their ambition in their future career pathways.”