From left to right, Elisabeth Cratchley, Learning Resources Manager, Jacqui Goulden, Lecturer in Construction (centre), Selby College Principal Phil Sayles and Barratt Homes Sales Adviser, Sarah Crawford
Local housebuilder, Barratt Homes, is encouraging Selby College's Construction students to write the next chapter of housebuilding by donating a selection of educational books worth over £250 to help with their studies.
The initiative is in association with Barratt’s Barley Fields development, located in nearby Barlby and a short drive away from the College. The development’s Sales Adviser, Sarah Crawford, was present to hand over the books to the students, who appreciatively accepted.
The books were donated for use by Level 3 Construction and Built Environment students, to develop their existing knowledge base and their overall skill-set.
Barratt Homes is committed to supporting the communities in which it builds, and is dedicated to helping improve the future of the Construction industry through activities and donations such as this.
Jacqui Goulden, Lecturer in Construction at Selby College, said: "We’re thrilled to have support from Barratt Homes; the book donation was a very thoughtful gesture and will help ensure our Construction students have access to books that they rely on for their studies. We will absolutely make use of the books for years to come."
Sarah Crawford, Sales Adviser at Barley Fields, commented: "We’re keen to encourage more young people into Construction, which can be a very longstanding and rewarding career. With Selby College so close to Barley Fields, we thought this was a brilliant opportunity to engage with the local students and hopefully inspire them to study hard. We look forward to hearing the success stories from Selby College and who knows, one day these students could become part of Barratt Homes’ Construction team!"
To find out more about the range of Level 1 to 3 Construction courses on offer at Selby College including Bricklaying, Electrical Installation and Plumbing & Heating click here.
For more information about Barley Fields, visit www.barratthomes.co.uk/barleyfields or call 01757 701 843. Barley Fields is open Monday 12:30pm – 5:30pm and Thursday – Sunday 10:00am – 5:30pm.
Published: Wednesday 13 Feb 2019