Allison Homes teaches over 350 Lincolnshire students about construction

As part of Lincolnshire Showground’s Construction Week, we held a construction event where we taught over 350 Lincolnshire students about the industry.

Over three days, The Lincoln Group Training Association, in partnership with The EBP and Construction Industry Board, gave over 1,000 local school children, ranging from year six to year 12, the chance to get involved with a number of construction challenges, from designing a lighthouse to building a bridge.

Students from schools across the county participated in four activities each, and were guided through the events by professionals working in the industry.

We took part by setting up a series of construction-themed activities for students to enjoy, such as planting flowers and shrubs in specially-donated flower beds, helping them to learn about the different careers available in the housebuilding sector.

One challenge focused on teamwork, as we commissioned for five of our Holly house types to be made out of LEGO. In groups, the children worked together to see who could build their home the fastest.

We also hosted a special session for students aged over 16, allowing them to speak one-on-one with members of our team about their careers.

Rob Crossland, Construction Director at Allison Homes, said: “We were thrilled to take part in this three-day event and teach Lincolnshire students all about our fantastic industry.

“We put a lot of importance on encouraging young people to consider construction as a viable career option, and pride ourselves on our apprenticeship scheme and training opportunities.

“We were delighted to offer our expertise and help students complete their construction challenges. Our hope is that we ignited a passion for housebuilding amongst the children and teenagers who took part, and we look forward to seeing some of them join the industry one day.”

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