On Tuesday 6 December 2022, 12 of Queen Anne High School’s S4 Practical Trade Skills students went on an excursion to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.
On arrival at the hospital, the young people met with Graham Construction who took them on a guided tour of the new Fife Elective Orthopaedic Centre which is currently being constructed. This construction project will see the creation of a state-of-the-art facility hosting 3 operating theatres, a supporting inpatient ward and associated outpatient facilities.
This was a fantastic experience for the young people as they were walked and talked through the various stages of this £33 million construction project. They were also shown how the various different trades have worked in collaboration to construct this impressive building. The young people had the opportunity to ask about the different pathways that can be taken in order to enter the various careers available within construction.
This site visit, as well as being very informative and inspirational, helped to contextualise the learning the young people have been doing as part of their Practical Trade Skills and showed them potential career paths in action that they may wish to take.
Josh Smillie, one of the young people who took part in the site visit, said,
“It was good hearing about the different paths that you can take into Construction. I would really love to do a job in Construction in the future, it looks really interesting.”