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Construction launches 'adopt a school' partnership with Torquay Academy

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Morgan Sindall Construction is helping to inspire students at a school in Torquay, Devon, to consider a career in the construction industry.

The construction company has ‘adopted’ Torquay Academy as part of a drive to raise the profile and perception of the construction industry as a career choice with young people.

Morgan Sindall Construction will engage with pupils at the school over the academic year to promote the range of employment opportunities available in construction.

Constructing Excellence South West’s ‘Adopt a School’ programme is supported by the
Southern Construction Framework and aims to foster collaborative relationships between schools and construction companies.

Morgan Sindall Construction will work closely with teachers at Torquay Academy to link in with the school curriculum and will invite pupils to take part in a series of engagement activities including visits to live construction sites.

Nigel Whelan, area director at Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “The ‘Adopt a School’ programme is a wonderful initiative designed to encourage greater collaboration between the construction industry and young people.

“Morgan Sindall Construction has built a successful and collaborative relationship with Torquay Academy in recent years, and we’re proud to have played such a major role in the transformation of the school’s teaching and communal facilities.

“Programmes such as ‘Adopt a School’ enable us to continue to build on our legacy at Torquay Academy and ensure students feel inspired and informed about the range of rewarding career opportunities on offer in the built environment.”

Morgan Sindall Construction is currently delivering the second phase of a major development programme at Torquay Academy, which involves a £2.2 million project to create a new theatre and upgrades to the school’s dining and sports facilities.

The 300-seat theatre will be created with two changing rooms and two PE classrooms.

Torquay Academy has undergone a significant development programme to expand its teaching and communal facilities, which have all been delivered by Morgan Sindall Construction.

The project is being delivered on behalf of Torquay Academy in partnership with Corporate Building Consultancy Ltd.

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