School pupils build construction skills at Barnsley College

Barnsley Academy pupils have been building their construction skills in a series of taster courses at Barnsley College.

The students took part in practical tasters for trade areas including Painting and Decorating, Plastering, Wall and Floor Tiling and Brickwork.

The taster courses come as part of a link between the college’s Information Team and Barnsley Academy’s Head of Year.

Brogan Scothern-Hunt, 15, said: “I’ve enjoyed coming to the college and have gained good hands-on experience for when I’ve finished school.”

Sharon Hellewell, Information Team Leader at Barnsley College, added: “It’s great to get the school pupils into college to try out the courses we have to offer.

“The tasters should help the pupils to make informed decisions on their next steps once they’ve completed their GCSEs.”

Last updated: 14th April 2015

Originally posted on: 14th April 2015