Gleeds: The Royal Refurb
The Royal Refurb was an innovative one-day workshop designed by the Transformation Trust in partnership with Gleeds. The workshop was specifically aimed at addressing the ever-increasing skills shortage within the construction industry. Run as part of the Gleeds Global Challenge 2017, the initiative set out to spark interest amongst KS3 students about the future possibility of working within the construction industry.
The challenge was based around the hypothetical construction scheme of the horse stables at Windsor Palace. Students used their problem solving, time management, decision making and public speaking skills, to come up with solutions to the challenge. The day culminated in a formal presentation of their ideas to their peers and Gleeds volunteers.
Through the implementation of professionally - facilitated workshops, Gleeds volunteers provided important ‘real life’ input to the students, while supporting students as they prepared to deliver their final presentations.