Cash Boost for Apprenticeships

Job security and the survival of companies in all sectors including construction have been at risk since the pandemic begun almost 18 months ago. Many companies are now starting to come out of the other end whilst some are still fighting their way through. If you are one of those companies that are seeing work pick up and find yourself needing more staff to handle the extra workload, have you considered employing an apprentice? The UK Government have announced that … Continue reading

How Outside Time Can Help With Bad Behaviour

Since the return of schools after the lockdowns in the UK, there have been several reports of worsening pupil behaviour in school. In October 2020, two-thirds of teachers made this report and after the second lockdown, that number seems to have risen. While some have disputed this, there does seem to be some anecdotal evidence for this. Poor behaviour, if left unchecked, can have consequences. The first thing is that attainment levels can drop. This can affect school performance in … Continue reading

Summer Sports Events Can Be Hosted At Schools

The traditional sports days did not go ahead as planned last year due to the schools being shut. Although there is light at the end of the tunnel, this year’s traditional sports events might not go as previous events have. So, here are some ideas on how you can be inclusive if there are still restrictions in place. 1. Spread Out Sport Days One of the biggest problems will be having all the parents from your school on the school … Continue reading

Leaver Ideas For Your School

As the school year comes closer, you might be thinking of ways that you can say goodbye to your leaving students as they transition. Whether this is for year six children moving onto their secondary school or year 11’s moving onto A-levels, apprenticeships or those in year 13 looking at university/work, then there are plenty of options. The last two school years have been tough on students, no doubt. Those in year 11 have had their entire GCSE studies disrupted … Continue reading

Four Ways To Improve Outdoor Learning Spaces

Outdoor learning is a very important part of the educational system. Children who have some time to learn outside benefit in many ways. For one, their physical and mental health can improve. In addition, learning outside can help with concentration and learning retention. There’s also the chance that your students will feel more confident. So, how can you improve outdoor learning spaces? Here are some ideas for you. 1. School Canopy A school canopy allows you to hold classes in … Continue reading

Let’s Collaborate on NBS Chorus

We have been members of the NBS for quite a few years now and if you are too, then you will know all about their switch over to NBS Chorus. We’ve been looking into the changes and can only see it as a really positive move forward. If you have a membership with the NBS, you can now invite us to collaborate with your projects. NBS have a plugin which is supported by the leading CAD programmes such as Autodesk … Continue reading

Free Trees for Your School Via the Queens Green Canopy

To mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, a tree planting initiative named ‘The Queens Green Canopy’ has been created which invites people from across the United Kingdom to plant a tree for the Jubilee. The initiative welcomes everyone including individuals, Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates to take part in enhancing our environment by planting trees from October when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee Year in … Continue reading

350,000 New Construction Roles by 2028?

The UK’s government has committed to achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and to ensure they achieve their goal; the construction industry will need to create the equivalent of 350,000 new roles by 2028. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) published last month that these roles will need to be found through a mixture of new skilled jobs, increased efficiencies in existing roles and innovation in how the industry decarbonises the built environment. The construction industry contributes approx. … Continue reading

Tensile Canopies: Fun, Bright, Safe and Strong

It’s no secret that the last year has highlighted the importance of time spent outdoors; it’s safer compared to time spent indoors when it comes to avoiding viruses, it has a positive impact on our mental health and it keeps our physical bodies healthy too. So, what better time is there than now to improve your outdoor area and transform it into a pleasant space that can be enjoyed all year round, no matter what the weather has to offer. … Continue reading

We Are Now Certified by Acclaim Accreditation

You may have noticed that we’ve removed the CHAS certification from our website but please don’t be alarmed, we haven’t lost this certification; we’ve simply replaced it with the Acclaim Accreditation. The Acclaim Accreditation means that we comply and adhere to everything that CHAS required from us so you can rest assure you will continue to receive the same great service and health and safety measures. Why did we do it? We have been members of ConstructionLine Gold for some … Continue reading