Little Ilford students help build new school
- Credit: Little Ilford School
How many students can say they helped to build their school?
Well, a group from Little Ilford can after they were offered work experience with the firm constructing the new school building.
Wates Construction are set to complete the long-awaited project next year, which will see 1,350 students and 200 staff relocate to a new building on the Browning Road, Little Ilford, site.
During their placement, the youngsters were given a tour of the new site and learnt about the various different roles in the industry.
Project leader Peter Craigie said: “Where possible Wates Construction actively encourages schools where we are working to send students to us for work experience.
“The Little Ilford School students that attended work experience were a credit to the school, with their willingness to learn about the construction industry, politeness and time-keeping.”
The original Little Ilford School was built in 1957 but has since been labelled as not fit for purpose.
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The new school will feature modern classrooms, performance areas, grass pitches and a multi-use games area.