PUPILS at Rudheath Senior Academy will be given access to modern science labs and engineering workshops as part of a joint venture with UTC Warrington.

The two academies will work together to open the eyes of young people across the region, with Rudheath students also having the opportunity to work visit UTC’s 3D printing hubs.

Those studying in Warrington will be able to visit Rudheath Academy to use the school’s sports facilities amongst other opportunities.

Lee Barber, UTC principal, believes that the opportunity to collaborate with a school that shares the vision of the technical college is too good to miss.

“I am delighted to be asked to work with Rudheath Senior Academy to forge a fantastic new relationship with UTC Warrington,” he said.

“There will be an opportunity to share curriculum expertise, resources and leadership between both institutions.

“By working with North West Academies Trust, we will be able to provide invaluable opportunities for young people to achieve their full potential and go into excellent careers.

“Students of Rudheath will be able to learn and thrive in the science, engineering and technology sector with access to our industry-leading equipment and employer partners.

He went on to say: “Building a strong and positive relationship with Rudheath and the multi-academy trust is a rare but exciting opportunity.

“The opportunities as a result of this shared venture are endless for both organisations, and most importantly, for the students that we teach.”

Steve Docking, North West Academies Trust CEO, added: “This is a great opportunity for both organisations to benefit from working together to share resources, skills and ideas.

“We believe that every student deserves the best possible education and this partnership will strengthen our work to provide this.”