Heron Bros has given pupils at Kilpatrick School  an insight into construction through a series of activities.

Pupils planned and designed artwork for the site hoardings, participated in a construction careers event and took part in a construction team building activity.

Kilpatrick Art Winners
Primary Contractor, Heron Bros, invited subcontractors working on the project to take part in a construction careers event at the school. Pupils engaged with plumbing, electrical, bricklaying and joinery professions to learn about their roles within the construction of their new school. Pupils were shown how to build a partition wall, wire a plug, bend pipes to angles and even had a go a building a brick wall.

Later in the day, pupils took part in a construction team building activity, where they worked collaboratively to build a Giant Tetrahedron, this activity highlighted the importance of team work, problem solving and communication skills within the construction industry, emphasising health & safety throughout. The whole day was a fantastic opportunity to provide the children with real life experience in construction, explaining to them some of the skills that are being used to build their new school.

Pupils have also taken part in an artwork project to design posters for the hoarding at the construction site. In groups, students planned out ideas for the themes in their posters, before creating bright, beautiful images that are now displayed around the edges of the site. Excited students were presented with prizes by Main Contractor, Heron Bros.

Careers Day Kilpatrick
Cathal Heron, Commercial Manager at Heron Bros commented:

“We were delighted to witness the passion from the young people learning more about the construction industry. The genuine interest in how each of the trades work in collaboration to deliver their new school was fantastic to see. Heron Bros and our supply chain are dedicated to maximising the positive impact that we have in the communities in which we work. This includes knowledge sharing and motivating young adults and children through active learning to promote STEM subjects and careers in construction.”