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Newark students learn about housing in the district

13 March 2018

Students from Newark Orchard School were given a behind-the-scenes tour of Newark and Sherwood Homes in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), and to learn more about housing in the district.

The group of nine children from Newark’s generic special school were given a guided tour of our offices and given the opportunity to find out more about how Newark and Sherwood Homes serves the district and supports its tenants.

As part of the visit, the group enjoyed presentations and interactive sessions including: a session with the repairs team and looking inside a special repairs van, finding out about electrical wiring installations and a presentation about tenancies.

Sue Sherwood, life skills coach at Newark Orchard School said: “It was a great day, we all enjoyed the activities, looking around the van and finding out about the different job roles. It’s an important part of our course work to explore community and citizenship topics. It gives our students insight into how they can live independently in the future.”

During the visit the pupils found out about topics such as: repairs and tenant support, support for people with disabilities, how to get involved with Newark and Sherwood Homes and opportunities for work experience and apprenticeships.

This year marked the 11th NAW which aimed to bring together employers and apprentices from across England to showcase the success of apprenticeships while encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.