DROITWICH High School were celebrating recently after being named as one of the winners at the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards.

The school, in Briar Mill, won the apprenticeship school of the year at the awards held at West Midland Safari Park in November.

Apprenticeship school of the year is awarded to the school that goes the extra mile to inspire their students to consider apprenticeships as a positive alternative to other education routes.

Droitwich Spa High School was chosen as it has been an active ambassador for apprenticeships for several years.

In 2011, the school took part in a pilot programme with the local training provider network to ensure all year 10, 11 and sixth form students could find out more about apprenticeships.

Since then the programme has grown to now include regular assemblies with experts and the school hosts a workshop annually.

Gary Woodman, chief executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The awards were a fantastic celebration of the achievements of our county’s apprenticeships.

“I would like to give my thanks to everyone across the county that help to make apprenticeships the success that they are.”