An assistant principal at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology swapped the warmth and comfort of the office for an afternoon of dirt and sweat as she went to work alongside construction students.

Ann Hardy spent the afternoon work-shadowing a group of apprentices to see how they are settling in to their roles. She joined the apprentices in their first block paving job at Clifton Park Museum and was on hand to help cut the bricks into different shapes for the design.

She said: “I’m really enjoying the apprenticeship so far and block paving is new to me, so this is a first. I enjoy plastering the best and it’s an area I’d like to learn more about.”

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