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CCA speak at the House of Lords

posted 13 Nov 2017, 01:29 by H Slim   [ updated 13 Nov 2017, 01:29 ]

Three sixth form students: John Haylett, Sam Boone and Ronnie Dawson, were recognised for their exceptional achievements by being invited to speak at the House of Lords.

Invited by Lord Knight of Weymouth, just five schools were selected to present on their experiences of the Design, Engineer, Construct qualification.

John, Sam and Ronnie all study this qualification at level 3 at CCA VI and have weekly work placements with Ingleton Wood and Atkins respectively.  They are all planning to apply for degree apprenticeships when they finish year 13 this year in building services engineering and building surveying.

Accompanied by Sam Hodge (technology SLE and pioneer of the DEC course at CCA) and Principal Stephanie Neill, the students travelled to Westminster to describe their experiences to an audience of Lords and senior industry specialists.

The Academy is sponsored by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) who hosted a function after the event.  Many existing links with industry were renewed and offers of ongoing opportunities and development made.

John and Sam are no strangers to high level presentations having won the “Jamie’s Italian” national design competition last year where they had to present their ideas to industry judges.

Founder of “Class of your own” who create the course Alison Watson tweeted in response to the video of the day “If you EVER needed a reason to #AdoptASchool, watch this. The result of great teaching and learning.”