Year 10 students from St. John Bosco Girls School in Liverpool took part in a construction activity day delivered by employees from CITB, Vinci and Wates Construction. They tasted a carousel of 3 activities ranging from:-
- Building a 4 metre high x 4 metre wide structure with just 60cm length dowels and elastic bands.
- constructing shelters with minimal resources with the rationale following a natural disaster and the importance of disaster engineering. This also included testing the water tightness of each shelter with a bucket of water at the end of the session, much to the delight of 2 willing students from each team, inside their shelter.
- Building a bungalow to plan using real terracotta mini bricks
The role of each construction ambassador was seen as a key requirement of the day, as they were able to relate their activity to the students within the context of construction and also talk about their own profession in an informal and friendly environment.
Wates have an on-going collaboration with the school as part of their Business in the Community commitment. Vinci Construction have just started to construct the new £22m
St. John Bosco School.
As an under-represented group in the sector, the day helped to raise awareness to young females about the diverse range of work and career pathways.
17 Construction Ambassadors from CITB, Vinci and Wates Construction delivered all of the sessions.