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Students’ construction experience builds future education in Newham schools expansion

10:15 24 June 2014

Youngsters with Calverton head teacher Mrs Khan and apprenctice Imran

Youngsters with Calverton head teacher Mrs Khan and apprenctice Imran

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Young people are getting a taste of working in construction as part of a council plan to expand nine schools in the borough.

Construction company, Morgan Sindall, has welcomed 17-year-old Imran Khan as an apprentice project manager on the Calverton Primary School site in King George Avenue, Custom House.

Imran will also spend time working at Upton Cross Primary School, Orwell Road and Portway Primary School, Stratford Road.

The £25.9m Newham expansions aim to create more than 2,000 new school places.

Imran said: “This placement really helps in terms of getting practical experience and building contacts and just getting a feel for what being on a construction site is like.

“What Morgan Sindall’s done, in terms of helping me to get this experience, is amazing. Getting this practical, hands-on insight really helps to bring what I learn at college alive.”

Younger pupils in the borough are also being offered project management experience in the organisation’s office, liaising with designers and project planners.

Newham mayor, Sir Robin Wales said: “We have high aspirations for our children and young people and are committed to supporting them to succeed.”

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