12 Jul

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On 1st July 2019, we were delighted to welcome Simon Delahunty-Forrest and other representatives who visited Holy Trinity to talk to approximately 140 Year 9 and 10 students about the importance of sustainable living in Birmingham.

Simon is the Head of City Design and City Centre Development in Birmingham. The new developments and visions that we are starting to see across the Birmingham City skyline are down to his creative and innovative ideas. He spoke to the students about what Birmingham used to be like and why there was a need for development to occur across the city.

He touched on developments such as High Speed 2 (HS2), Smithfield, Centenary Square, Eastside and Port Loop. This was very interesting as it demonstrated the importance of improved quality of housing which not only provides homes for people, but also creates jobs and a better lifestyle in these areas. Simon’s passion is inspiring and the aim here was to inspire our students to look into opportunities such as these, in their own careers. Simon shared how he got to where he is now, and talked about all the different and highly skilled professions available within the industry, such as construction workers, architects and town planners.

I hope that students left the talk with an idea that they could and should broaden their horizons where looking for future career opportunities are concerned. Thank you to Simon and his colleagues for visiting and sharing their passion and insight.

Mr Woolgar (Head of Humanities)

Student view:

‘The visitors provided an informative learning experience that helped us learn about the city we are growing up in’ Rose (Year 10)