Pupils from Melton, Bottesford and Syston schools tried their hand at joinery, bricklaying and plumbing at a taster day at Brooksby Melton College.
Students from Long Field Academy, John Ferneley College, Belvoir High School and Wreake Valley Academy got involved in tasks such as pipe bending, laying brick walls and making timber frames, with expert guidance from Brooksby’s industry expert construction and joinery tutors.
The college’s business development co-ordinator James Knowland, who attended the event, said: “The construction skills event was a fantastic success, allowing students from local schools to have real hands-on experience with construction based activities.
“Each student left with a smile on their face and a great knowledge of the basics of construction, and we look forward to seeing some of these students join us as Brooksby students in September.”
Throughout the day, organisers also held competitions in brickwork and joinery, with a number of prizes donated by local businesses.
Winning students were: Joe Simms (brickwork); Josh Thurley (joinery); Jack riley (most employable).