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image Willmott Dixon inspires next generation in Warwick

Willmott Dixon is helping lay the foundations that will attract the next generation of people to the construction industry by offering on-site work experience to hundreds of young people at its University of Warwick project.

Since July, Willmott Dixon has has already welcomed nearly 300 young people to the site through its work experience and site tour programme. The contractor has also been supporting The Prince’s Trust ‘Get Into Construction’ scheme in the Midlands.

Students from both Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and the University of Warwick are also using the project as part of their degree.

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image Coventry schoolchildren to bring the idea of cultural exchange and shared heritage to life

Following the city’s winning bid to become UK City of Culture, Coventry schoolchildren are taking part in a new competition to bring the idea of cultural exchange and shared heritage to life. The Two Chairs Creative Writing competition, which is open to all across the UK invites people to see the world from the ‘other’ perspective.

Inspired by the Hafez-Goethe Monument of two empty chairs, the competition was started by Dr James Hodkinson of the University of Warwick and asks entrants to write and submit pieces in English or German, whether they be poems, short stories or prose, that express what the chairs say to them.

Prizes of £250 will be awarded to the winners of the Under 18 and Over 18 categories in both English in German.

image OneCov2017 is a success

Partnership for Coventry’s event OneCov2017 invited people from communities across the city to come together to listen to and learn from each other’s experience of living in our city of many cultures – and to talk about ideas for how to live and work better together for the city.

Guests discussed their concerns for the city, shared many examples of effective ways in which Coventry people make our diverse city work well, and talked about possible ways to increase cross-community understanding in future.

OneCov2017 was organised in partnership with the University of Warwick’s Community Engagement team, and was planned and facilitated by a group of 27 community facilitators from a wide range of ages, backgrounds and communities.