Craigbank pupils have it nailed at the Alloa Campus

Craigbank pupils in action

Craigbank pupils have it nailed at the Alloa Campus

Senior primary school pupils from Sauchie were given the chance to find out about the construction industry at Forth Valley College’s Alloa Campus recently.

A group of Primary 7 pupils from Craigbank Primary School were invited to take part in four interactive workshop sessions – Joinery, Bricklaying, Painting and Decorating and Building Services - organised by FVC’s Construction Department on Wednesday 29 November.

Students and staff taught the pupils about building materials and techniques and gave them a chance to ‘literally get their hands dirty’ with some interactive activities.

The pupils are currently working on a school project about construction and the materials used in the industry and this was a perfect opportunity to do some research and to allow them to get involved in their local community. This was also their first experience of further education and might well help them to think about their career and education options.

Bill Hamilton Curriculum Manager in FVC’s Construction Department, said: "It was great to welcome pupils from Craigbank Primary School as it gave the college the opportunity to make the pupils aware of materials that are used in the construction industry and how they are used in different construction processes.

“It also allowed Forth Valley College students and staff to showcase their skills, their campus and forge links with potential ‘new recruits’. The pupils were all given the chance to see first-hand, how college students carry out basic joinery, painting and decorating, plumbing and bricklaying skills at the College's state-of-the-art Alloa Campus workshops and they all seemed to enjoy their introduction to construction.”

For more information about the college's Construction courses please visit www.forthvalley.ac.uk or call 01324 403000.

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