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  • King Ethelbert School in Birchington has had an excellent year, celebrating record-breaking results which have seen GCSE grades soar and individual students make exceptional progress at every level of ability. At its recent prize-giving ceremony at the Winter Gardens in Margate, there was one former student who certainly had reason to celebrate.

    Seventeen year old Luke Smith studied levels 1 and 2 BTEC Construction at the Thanet Skills Studio whilst attending King Ethelbert. He has now left the school and taken a plumbing apprenticeship with Birchwood Plumbing & Heating whilst attending Canterbury College one day a week. He attended the ceremony to be awarded the coveted Cup for Construction, sponsored by family-run housebuilder Millwood Designer Homes as part of the prestigious Encouragement Pack initiative that it runs with a number of schools in Kent and Sussex.

    Along with the Cup for Construction, which is retained by the school, Luke received a £50 cheque, £50 book token and his very own trophy to take home. He said: “I’m thrilled to have been awarded the Cup for Construction, it’s a real honour.”

    Barry Gould, Senior Projects Manager for Millwood, attended the prize-giving ceremony, and said, “Construction as a career is always a difficult one to sell to the kids, but there will always be a future in construction-related professions, including plumbing. I was pleased to hear that there is a good uptake for the construction profession at the school as it is a great industry to be in and I hope that Luke goes from strength to strength. He’s made a conscious decision to be in the building industry, doing something he is good at and enjoys, which is a wonderful reason to start a career.”


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