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Willmott Dixon Runs Construction Course For Students

Two students won an iPod shuffle after taking part in a competition organised by the building company.

Scott Sharp and Garion Lenton (pictured) are part of a group of 32 Year 9 students who access an alternative curriculum twice a week.

Through the programme, they have been working with Willmott Dixon and have had talks by structural engineers, architects and other people involved in the construction of KSA's new £26m building.

The two boys competed in a building-themed computer challenge and as winners, received iPod shuffles from Willmott Dixon.

Garion said: "I enjoyed going round the building site and finding out how they keep the construction going, like how they get rid of waste.

"We learnt about health and safety for when we're on site and we had to design our own building.

"We had structural engineers coming in to tell us about what they do. It gives us an idea of what sort of jobs there are on the building site."

Through the alternative curriculum, Scott and Garion both achieved a BTEC in land-based studies and have completed AQAs in different areas including car design, an introduction to first aid, sign language and bicycle maintenance.

The alternative curriculum group will be holding a presentation afternoon on July 5th at 2.30pm in the Sixth Form area, which parents are invited to.