Lovell continues to carve out futures at Acle Academy

Students at Acle Academy are continuing to lay strong foundations for their future, thanks to the Wensum Trust’s unique partnership with Lovell.

On 8th February, some of their Year 9 and 10 students enjoyed carpentry and bricklaying workshops as part of the Lovell Apprenticeship Day.

The Year 9 students who had expressed an interest in the Construction Tech Award in the recent options survey were invited to take part, whilst the current Year 10 cohort had their first experience of bricklaying. 
The day was even more special as two former Acle students, who went on to a Lovell Apprenticeship, returned to their old classrooms to take part in the event.


Helen Watts, Principal of Acle Academy, said: “It was brilliant to see Alfie Tate and Alfie Walker, two former students, excelling within their sponsored Lovell Apprenticeships and offering advice, support and inspiration to current Acle Academy students. Thank you to the Lovell team for the fantastic opportunity and a special mention to EDN Kitchen Installations & Carpentry Services who kindly donated ten panel saws to the Creative Industries faculty."

Simon Medler, Regional Managing Director at Lovell, said: “Our team always looks forward to visiting the students at Acle Academy, giving them hands-on experience in construction and inspiring them about careers in the industry.  The students are always hugely enthusiastic and enjoy getting creative as they come together as a team to take on the tasks we set. A big thank you to EDN Carpentry & Kitchen Services for joining us on our recent visit and so generously providing some new tools for the students. 

“Our partnership with The Wensum Trust is something we are passionate about, creating opportunities, getting them outside the classroom on site visits and giving them practical skills for the future. It’s about sparking that excitement at a young age and showing them the support and pathways on offer for them to reach their potential in the industry.”


The Wensum Trust partnership with Lovell aims to tackle the skills and job shortage in the construction industry whilst educating young people about the range of career opportunities in the sector.