School visit

Local company support local students

Mary Webb School Presentation

Located just 8 miles from our factory and with many previous students now working within our business,  Mary Webb School and Science College is a coeducational secondary school located in Pontesbury, Shropshire, England. Founded in 1957, it was originally titled Pontesbury Secondary Modern School. In 1977, following the abolition of the tripartite system, the school became a comprehensive school.

Lowfield Timber Frames were contacted to see if there would be a possibility of presenting to a group of students on the topic of MMC (Modern Methods of Construction) and the benefits of using offsite manufacturing, timber frame and types of build methods. Managing Director, Darren Jarman was pleased to agree and presented to the group PowerPoint slides, giving information on the business, the industries and the offerings supplied to customers. It gave the students great insight into the timber frame industry and followed with a hands-on activity constructing several timber panels with different insulation types. The benefits of each type of insulation was explained to the group, engagement was really good and the feedback was very positive. Who knows, we may see some of the students working here in the future.

Andy walker – Subject Leader For Design & Technology said: “The recent curriculum day was an opportunity for our Year 10 BTEC Construction students to investigate different approaches to fabricating walls. Very generous support from Lowfield timber frames and Paveaways allowed students to have hands on experience of constructing timber framed wall sections and traditional cavity walls in brick and block. The experience was invaluable for our students as they will soon be sitting their BTEC exam and may well be asked to compare/ contrast these two methods. It is always a challenge for teaching staff to deliver these principles in a memorable way so that students have a genuine understanding of the techniques involved, these sessions have done just that!

The opportunity to meet, listen and work with local companies has made our students think about their own future potential in this sector and this is the most valuable outcome from the day.
Mary Webb School and Science college would like to thank Lowfield timber and Paveaways once again for their ongoing support with our learners.

Liam(learner) – The day was really interesting, we were able to have a go at constructing the different types of wall section that we have talked about in class. This made the drawings and explanation come to life. I have organised my work experience in this area and look forward to getting started.