Pupils from eight primary schools in the Arbroath cluster attended a construction activities day at D&A College.
This is the third year the event has taken place at the Arbroath Campus – and organisers were delighted to welcome so many young people keen to take part in a day of team building and practical activities.
A total of 48 P6 and P7 pupils enjoyed the chance to try their hand at mono-blocking, bricklaying, wallpapering, roof tiling and joinery in the college workshops.
Colin Johnston, course leader for construction, said: “We are delighted to see the event attracting new sponsors this year, W.B.S.Keillor and Pert-Bruce Construction, as well as the continued support from Angus Construction Training Group.
“This means that each of the pupils taking part will have their very own hi-viz jacket – made especially for primary school pupils.
“We also had a mini-digger on site to allow participants a photo opportunity.”
College learner engagement staff led pupils from Muirfield, Inverkeillor, Timmergreens, Wardykes, Friockheim, Hayshead, Inverbrothock, Ladyloan through a team-building exercise before they took part in the practical activities.
For the hands-on construction work, participants formed groups of six and were overseen by college lecturing staff. On completion their work was judged by lecturers and a trophy and medals, sponsored by the Training Group, were presented to the winners, who will keep the trophy for one year. All those who took part also received participant’s medals.