Celebrating the official opening of the Ruskington Construction Academy
The Governors, staff and students are thrilled to announce the opening of our new bespoke Construction facility on the Ruskington Campus.
Students at the Academy now choose their options in year 8 to further study them in Key Stage 4. Year on year we have noted how the Construction course was oversubscribed and immensely popular. The Sleaford Campus’s construction academy was unable to cater for demand in both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 lessons. So the idea was borne to invest in our students and the future of this popular subject in building a further facility at the smaller Ruskington Campus.
Mr Graham Arnold, the Chair of Governors is pictured opening the new facility, alongside Mrs Laranya Caslin the Academy Principal and Mr Tom Mitchell, Teacher.
This excellent facility has been project managed by Technology and Construction teacher Mr Tom Mitchell. He has been instrumental from planning, to sourcing industrial equipment and machinery, to getting the workshop ready for the students to use. Mr Mitchell has taken great pride in the venture and was delighted to start teaching his students all he knows. The students were keen to start their practical lessons and begin building in the brick yard.
Students who take the Construction course then have an opportunity to continue this into the Sleaford Joint Sixth Form and really set themselves up for a future in this sought after job market sector.