Students studying Construction have given a hands-on taster day, at Kirklees College’s Brunel Construction Centre a big thumbs up, and some are considering signing up to the college course when they complete their GCSEs.

‘Constructing the Built Environment’ is a new skills-based course offered at Brooksbank for students who see their future working in the UK’s burgeoning construction sector.  The first group of students, who are currently in Year 10, met the twin tasks of plastering and brickwork with excitement and enthusiasm.

The taster day was highly successful day and gave students a real insight into the world of construction and an introduction to the department at Brunel, which is part of Kirklees College.

“It was great to watch students getting to grips with some of the construction skills essential to working in this industry and see them enjoy the process so much,” said Mrs Bassinder, who is also reaching out to parents who work in the industry.

“If you think you can help or assist us in delivering this course in anyway, we’d really love to hear from you.  Your skills and contacts could be hugely beneficial to students who wish to build a future in the construction industry.”

Student, Braiden said, “Making sure my brickwork was accurate and straight was a new kind of challenge and I really enjoyed doing it.  I also got to work through the process of pointing my mortar and this gave it a really professional finish.”