Hi everyone, its Joe here,
As you are probably aware by now I’m a Carpentry Apprentice for Oakleaf Commercial Services (part of The Community Housing Group – TCHG). Interestingly, last year I was a part of TCHG’s Brathay Apprentice Challenge (BAC) team; meaning not only am I bringing my Carpentry skills to the team but also my experience of the competition.
Last year we spent our BAC Community Project at St. Mary’s school in Kidderminster, refurbishing a green space into a sensory garden for all the pupils to enjoy. During the week we spent at the school we undertook a general clean-up of the grounds, completed an installation of a large decking area and held a school assembly. Our aim was to inspire and excite the young people at the school to become Apprentices in the future, rather than being a ‘non worker’.
Monday 23rd February 2015 I revisited St. Mary’s Primary School; I joined in their assembly and spent time with the school pupils interacting and discussing the benefits of being an Apprentice.
It was great returning to the school and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the pupils.
Here I am pictured with three pupils from St. Mary’s Primary School.
Thanks for reading; catch up soon.