Constructive visit to old school site
Senior pupils from St Ambrose High tasted life on a building site and learned some new skills.
They took part in a construction challenge run by Robertson Group on their school’s former site at Blair Road, where 40 houses are being built as part of the NL Homes scheme.
After touring the site the 20 pupils tried their hand at practical tasks in assembling houses from timber kits, using both joinery and bricklaying skills, with assistance from the professional site team.
Gemma Gourlay of Robertson Group said: “It was brilliant to welcome the pupils to not only a site that holds special significance for them but a site that will help transform the local community once complete.
“There’s so much going on at Blair Road, presenting us with a great opportunity to engage with young people and highlight the variety of different roles involved in the project, from different trades to site and project management.
“The timber kit challenge is an engaging and interactive way of helping the pupils discover the areas they’re interested in.”
Challenge Pupils get to work