PUPILS at Neilston Primary received an education in construction recently as members of the team from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland were invited into the classroom. 

The team ran a mini bricklaying session to give the children a closer look at the process of housebuilding as work gets underway on the local Kirkton View development, which is set to bring 149 homes to the area.

Production manager Neil Riddell said: “I really enjoyed going back to the classroom and having the opportunity to give the children at Neilston Primary an insight into the build process of a Taylor Wimpey home. 

“It has been great to be a part of the children’s learning experience and to bring their project to life for them, especially with our mini bricklaying session, which allowed some of the children to get some hands-on experience.

“I was very impressed by how much the children already knew about building a new home, and I hope that our visit to school may have inspired a few of the youngsters to consider the housebuilding industry in the future.”

Class teacher Ainslie McCabe said: “Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed their visit from Taylor Wimpey’s team, asking lots of questions and learning about the building process. The session by the team from Taylor Wimpey was a great way to bring the children’s learning to life.

“They really enjoyed seeing some of the materials that it takes to build a new house in real-life, and we know they absolutely loved the mini bricklaying sessions.”