Talented teenager Nathan Ferris has been given the tools to help him build his dream career in construction.
For the last six years Pennyfarthing Homes has been working closely with the New Milton school to support its students who would like a career in the construction industry.
And as part of this the company sponsors a construction award to reward the hard work of outstanding students and funding so the winning student can buy their own tools.
This year’s recipient Nathan is a Year 11 Arnewood student who is predicted to achieve a distinction in construction.
Nathan, said: “I have really enjoyed the construction lessons and it was a big surprise when I won the award.
“Now I can afford to buy some tools, which is brilliant and I am looking forward to studying construction next year at Arnewood.”
The partnership between The Arnewood School and Pennyfarthing Homes sees students visiting building sites to learn how the construction industry works in practice.
This year 15 construction students visited Pennyfarthing’s development site Greenwood on Gore Road – a near neighbour to Arnewood.
They were given a tour of the site and three of the students were invited to test drive a digger.
Headteacher at The Arnewood School, Nigel Pressnell, said: “This is a well-deserved award for Nathan who has put in so much effort towards his goal of working in the construction industry.
“It is fantastic that our students have been given this opportunity by Pennyfarthing Homes to get a real insight into the world of work.
“This hands-on experience enhances their classroom study no end and also helps our students make clearer decisions on what they’d like to do when they leave school.”
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