A former Ashcroft High pupil has been awarded a prestigious endowment by the Barry and Peggy High Scholarship Foundation – offered to select apprentices by the construction industry training board (CITB).
Andrew McReady, 19, of Norfolk Road is an apprentice carpenter who attends Barnfield College once a week while getting practical experience with Croudace Homes at their development in Great Offley.
The financial scholarship comprises £500 for tools and £500 for IT equipment. Andrew was also given £500 for achieving NVQ level 2, construction diploma, and will receive a further £500 when he gains his level 3 advanced apprenticeship.
He said: “I was honoured to receive the scholarship as the money will help me buy equipment that will benefit me in my carpentry apprenticeship.”
CITB spokeswoman Nathalie Collins said: “Andrew was singled out for his maturity, professionalsim and attention to detail. He stood out from his peers as a rising star.”