Event builds foundations into work

A group of primary school pupils have been given a taste of construction work as part of a career initiative supported by Incommunities.


Eight budding builders from Bowling Park Primary School attended the event at the group’s Construction Training Centre.


The youngsters learnt about apprenticeships, the different skills found on a typical construction site and they took part in a Q&A with the training staff.


To complete the day the Year 6 pupils were set the challenge of building a picnic table.


The training day is one of a series of work experience visits to different local employers, organised by the Bowling Park Primary School to give their pupils a close up insight into the world of work.


Tony Thompson, Incommunities Construction Training Manager said: “We were delighted to host the children and staff from Bowling Park Primary School and show them the many career choices in the sector including taking an apprenticeship route into work.


“Bringing them to the training centre has hopefully opened their eyes to working in construction and also encouraged them to explore their own ambitions.”


Fiona McCrudden, Bowling Park School Development Coordinator said: “A big thank you to Incommunities. Their expert guidance and support for our GEM day has helped give the children a fabulous ‘peek’ into the world of construction.


“We feel it is invaluable to give our children as much experience of different industries and work roles as possible.


“After this taster day, you never know, we may see some of them applying to join Incommunities in the years to come.”