2017 - March 2017

Better Barnsley build the ICE Bailey Bridge 22/03/17

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Students from Holy Trinity School visited the Better Barnsley project on March 7 to construct the ICE (Institution of Civil Engineering) Bailey Bridge.

Henry Boot Construction's Lead Engineer Rob Cundill gave a short presentation on the bridge before students had a real hands on experience of civil engineering and bridge-building methods. The exercise is aimed at providing a dynamic activity that helps the students to use their communication skills, as well as team working, to build and launch the bridge.

The activity was part of the Made in Barnsley programme. The programme embeds work skills into curriculum through real-life industry projects and training sessions, work placements, internships and greater engagement between employers and schools. This allows a range of employers to contribute and allows the schools a wider link to employers in the community.

"The Bailey Bridge project was a fantastic opportunity for the students to experience the skill set that is required in the construction industry. They also realised the importance of good communication, teamworking and hard work. Thank you to the Henry Boot Construction and Skills Village teams for accommodating the students."

Helen Hardcastle, Careers Advisor at Holy Trinity School

"The students worked really hard and appreciated the benefits of working in a team - they were a credit to the school."

Rob Cundill, Lead Engineer at Henry Boot Construction

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Karen Fisher, Business Development Manager