Pupils at Connah’s Quay High School became painters and decorators for a day
during a skills taster workshop.
The construction taster day was organised as part of a community initiative
programme with Flintshire County Council’s Housing Asset Management Team,
Communities First and Bell Group (BG), a company contracted to complete work on
Flintshire County Councils housing stock.
Designed to give pupils the opportunity and insight into painting, decorating
and joinery as a career option, the workshop offered pupils the opportunity for
practical involvement and advice including health and safety, tools and
products, practical skills and career opportunities. Pupils from Year 10
learned some of the basic skills in painting and joinery whilst revamping a
Clare Budden, Chief Officer, Community and Enterprise at Flintshire County
Council said: “ Flintshire County Council are extremely pleased to be working
with the Bell Group and Communities First, providing Community Benefit
initiatives through its capital expenditure programme, whilst upgrading our
housing stock up to the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS).
Councillor Helen Brown, Cabinet Member for Housing said: “These are really
exciting times to provide opportunities to the wider community through our WHQS
delivery programme and we thank Bell Group for providing those opportunities
for our younger generation to have a taste of what the construction industry
has to offer.”
Anna Higham. Community Investment Manager at Bell Group added: “We were really
impressed with the speed and dedication shown by the participants and our
Voluntary Work Experience Programme which involves two full weeks of onsite
experience, has been offered to all pupils when they turn 16.”
Photo caption: Pupils at Connahs Quay High School take part in the
construction career taster day.