£1.2 Million Apprenticeship Training Centre Opens

A new £1.2 million centre to train the apprentices of the future was officially opened by JCB Chairman Lord Bamford on July 19th 2017. While The JCB Academy is more commonly known as a school and sixth form, we also deliver apprenticeship training for leading businesses across the region. Now a new dedicated, hi-tech facility known as The Dove Engineering …

Awards eveing 2017

The JCB Academy Awards Evening 2017

On Thursday 20th July 2017 The JCB Academy hosted their annual awards evening. To see all the photos from the evening please visit our Google Photos album at https://photos.app.goo.gl/JUaAlN4e7BeV5paW2

Activity Week 2017 Poem

JCB Academy went to The Edge To have some adventure and fun Up ladders, and down lines No matter rain or sun On Segway’s, down zip lines Down mountains on boards too! There were lots of laugh and lots of screams Maybe a small injury or two They’ve all shot a bow and arrow And been up a climbing wall …

The Edge Adventure Activities 2017 – day 5

Well it’s day 5, the final day of a fantastic week at The Edge Adventure Activities in Shropshire. It was only a half day today so we had a session of clay pigeon shooting and then a good 2 mile treasure hunt activity.

The Edge Adventure Activities 2017 – day 4

Day 4 of the activity week was another fantastic day on activity week at The JCB Academy. Rock climbing, abseiling, team building, zip wire & a four mile walk! We then finished off the evening with a campfire. The Edge staff didn’t think that when they asked the students to collect logs from the local woodland that they would turn …

Australia Exchange – July 2017

After arriving at The Academy on Monday, our Australian Exchange students have been experiencing all aspects of life at The JCB Academy. On Tuesday they were given the opportunity to spend time in our workshops with some of our apprentices. Staff and students were then taken on a comprehensive tour of the JCB factory, where they were able to observe …

The Edge Adventure Activities 2017 – day 3

It’s day 3 at the Edge Adventure Activities, starting the morning off with clout archery and a variety of team building challenges. The ‘blind-line’ team building consisted of three groups competing against each other. The activity took place in the woodland with all students blindfolded. The students then had to follow a guide rope through and over obstacles, indentifying objects …

The Edge Adventure Activities 2017 – day 2

Day 2 started with breakfast at 9am and the first round of activities starting at 10am. Segway, Sniper Shooting, Mountain Boarding and Climbing. After the evening meal we set off for ten-pin bowling for more competing.

The Edge Adventure Activities 2017 – day 1

23 students and six staff left the academy at 8:45am Monday 10th July. Arriving at the activity centre at around 10:30, students and staff chose their bunks and unpacked their bags. After a brief welcome from the Edge staff we were set for our first round of activities, Archery, Zip Wire and Jacobs Ladder. Breaking for lunch at 1:30pm and …

Activity week 2017

It’s activity week at The JCB Academy where the year 10 students get to choose from a range of activities. These activities include a water sports break in Spain, a day trip to Alton Towers and a week at The Edge Adventure Activities, based in Shropshire. Check out our daily blog from The Edge Adventure Activities.