Con­struc­tive visit to old school site

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Train­ing - Ju­dith Ton­ner

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

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