Over 50 year 9 and year 10 students from Arnold Hill Academy and Carlton-le-Willows Academy took part in the Construction Challenge held on Tuesday 4th July 2017 at Arnold Hill.

They undertook a range of “taster” sessions in bricklaying, carpentry and painting and decorating tasks during the morning then taking part in the “Challenge” in their chosen trades in the afternoon

Michael Shepherd of Carlton-le-Willows was selected as the overall winner for the quality of his Painting and Decorating in the “Challenge” and his overall performance in the morning “taster” sessions.

He received a trophy and a £25 tools voucher from Robert Samson, Chair of Frank Key Group

Ethan Gatherar of Carlton-le-Willows was chosen as the Bricklaying winner, and received a trophy and a £25 tools voucher

Dalton Carwood of Arnold Hill was chosen as the Carpentry winner, and received a trophy and a £25 tools voucher

Olivia Hopkin of Arnold Hill was chosen as the Painting and Decorating winner, and received a trophy and a £25 tools voucher

Katie Sharpe, Isaac Thorne and Thomas Hankin of Arnold Hill and Charlie Mitchell and Billy Mitchell of Carlton-le-Willows were commended for their overall performance during the Construction Challenge.

They all received a tool prize from Robert Samson.

We would like to thank Matt Robertson, Headmaster of Arnold Hill Academy for hosting the 2017 Construction Challenge. Adam Kelly, KS4 Progress Leader Design and Technology, Arnold Hill for making all the detailed arrangements for the day.

Robert Samson, Chair of the Frank Key Group, for undertaking the Judging and presenting the prizes.

Richard Walker of Sharpline Decorators and Dave Singh of DKN Decorators for running the Painting and Decorating sessions. Steve Wilson of Central College for running the Bricklaying sessions.

And a very special thank you to Neil Walker and Terry Brickles for their help this year and for the last 10 years. Without their commitment and support the Construction Challenge would not have been the success it has been for many years.