CBC Burmor Construction helps ‘change the narrative’ of school pupils

Burmor Construction

Chartered Building Company (CBC) Burmor Construction is working to encourage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to consider construction by lending its support to IntoUniversity in Peterborough.

IntoUniversity opened in autumn 2022 in partnership with the new Anglia Ruskin University campus. An extension of school and home, providing resources that some students wouldn’t otherwise have, the initiative aims to break cycles of disadvantage.

The centre offers children from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to start a journey towards a brighter, more inclusive future.

Burmor’s first step with the centre involved Scott Drewery, quantity surveyor at Burmor Construction and Tomorrow’s Leaders champion, hosting an interactive ‘perimeters’ activity with a group of primary school children at one of their after-school academic support sessions.

Site visits for primary schools

In June Burmor will welcome 30 primary school students to spend the morning visiting its sites across Peterborough, followed by a related activity at the IntoUniversity centre in the afternoon.

They will experience a live site at the groundworks stage, then visit one of the housing developments to understand what is involved in building homes for their community.

“We want to give them an insight into what their futures can look like and help to change their pre-existing narrative by providing opportunities they would not otherwise have had,” said Harriet Hosking, assistant business manager at Burmor.

“IntoUniversity has centres UK-wide, and we encourage our industry to get involved in the great work they are doing.”

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