Caitlin Quinn, Morrison Construction
Project nominated for: Whatriggs Primary School and Early Learning Centre
Nominated by: Diane Mackinnon, Whatriggs Primary School Headmistress
Caitlin's nominator tells us why she was nominated:
During the project Caitlin worked with every pupil of both Kirkstyle and Belfield primary school. After the
project was handed over she lead the P7 to gain their John Muir award liaising with other companies to get
them involved with the project which lead to donations for the project and better engagement. This was a
benefit to the school and the local community.
Caitlin delivered talks to both the college and university students to open their eyes to the careers in the
construction industry, which also include environmental based roles. She would organise work experience
to shadow some of our project managers and quantity surveyors to let me learn how to apply their work in the classroom to industry.
Consistently surpassing KPI targets. Looking at working outwith the realms of the contract agreements to make an impact on the community and make them part of the project. Caitlin played a key role in delivering the competition with the primary school to design your own playground.
Caitlin came up with new STEM activities such as bridge building with sweets to engage kids and make engineering fun. During the heritage Trail/John Muir project, rather that printing lots of flyers Caitlin came up with the idea that using QR codes to showcase the information this would be much more environmental friendly and a sustainable way of updating the information.
As Caitlin works with the community of east Ayrshire she can link different groups with each other to deliver projects. In the second phase of the john Muir project she has linked the college in with the school. With any excess wood from sites the college will get the school kids in to work with the joiners to create benches for the Belfield estate.
How Caitlin has gone the extra mile to enrich and enhance biodiversity on this project…
Caitlin understands the importance of legacy for a community. Working with the community of Kilmarnock meant that she was able to assist with church paths, ramps, plum trees and bug hotels to make a difference. The John Muir award/heritage trail is something that the school pupils will be able to take ownership of and work with different groups in the community that Caitlin has connected them with. This is above and beyond any part of the contract however out with the build we know we have made a difference to this community and opened up a previously unused greenspace.