Risedale pupils take part in work experience scheme with engineering firm

Risedale School pupils with their sights set on a career in engineering or construction got a head start this half-term holiday thanks to a collaboration with engineering firm Amey.

The Building a Sustainable Home Project gave the year 10 and 11 pupils a glimpse into the world of green jobs and the skills needed to thrive in the sector.

Year 10 pupil Nathanael Hall said: “All the activities and tasks that we took part in were really fun and engaging.

“After we completed the classroom work and got started on the teamwork activities for the project everything was really fast-paced and fun.

“I enjoyed learning lots of new leadership and team-building skills especially while working with friends and new people.”

Michelle Wiggins, social value manager at Amey, said: “The company and its associated partners were amazed at how hard the Risedale pupils worked with our staff. They came up with some really good ideas and insightful solutions for the project and worked in a mature way.

“Their presentations were very impressive.”

The dedicated group included Lennon Boila, Max Greaves, Nathanael Hall, Lucas Kirk, Keira Laver, Kalob McLoughlin, Reece Squire, Jay Stevens, Connor Wall and Jake Wills.

Risedale careers leader, Mrs Porritt, said: “Well done and congratulations for all your hard work over the half-term break. I was so impressed with your commitment and dedication to the project. You are all a credit to the school.”