St Joseph’s Primary School pupils in North Woodside recently participated in workshops to learn about the housebuilding industry.

The pupils, from primaries five and six, visited Barratt Developments Scotland’s head office in Stepps where they participated in workshops with staff and toured nearby development Earls Rise.

The trip was designed to inspire future generations to consider careers in the housing sector and gave pupils an insight into roles such as land buyers, architects, accountants, surveyors, site managers, joiners and electricians.

Stuart Dodson, development director of Barratt West Scotland Development, said: "We were thrilled to welcome pupils from St Joseph’s to our head office, with hopes of inspiring them to one day consider a career in housebuilding."

Glasgow Times: St Joseph’s Primary School pupils touring Barratt’s head office

Pupils also had the opportunity to explore the Earls Rise sales centre, show home and construction site.

The event was organised in collaboration with Launch Foods, a Glasgow-based social enterprise which provides children living in poverty with meals.

The charity has funded more than 750,000 free meals. The proceeds from its newly opened Launch Coffee in the city centre feeds 300 children each day.

Craig Johnson, founder of Launch Foods, said: "St Joseph’s is one of the many schools we continue to support and it was great to see the children participate in workshops and learn a thing or two about housebuilding."

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Ciara Lynch, acting principal teacher at St Joseph’s Primary School, said: “Our pupils absolutely loved visiting Barratt’s head office to learn about the various roles and career pathways open to them.

"Not everyone is lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes look to see how the housebuilding industry works and it was great of the Barratt team to take time away from their busy schedules.”