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29 February 2016

Glasgow pupils celebrate start of Scottish Apprentice Week

Pupils from a Glasgow primary school have tried their hands at some traditional skills as part of Scottish Apprentice Week.

Two Glasgow school children sit with a brich archway they built during a traditional skills workshop.

Pupils from Jordanhill Primary School tried their hand at traditional skills at the Briggait, in Glasgow’s Merchant City, as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016 today. These hands-on practical workshops provided school pupils with the chance to discover more about traditional skills apprenticeships.

The event was attended by Carol Monaghan MP for Glasgow North West and was organised by Glasgow Traditional Building Forum. The event was sponsored by the Princes Foundation for Building Community and supported by a range of partners including Historic Environment Scotland, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, CITB,The National Federation of Roofing Contractors, City of Glasgow College and West College Scotland.

Scottish Apprenticeship Week runs until Friday, 4th March. The full programme of events can be found online at www.scottishapprenticeshipweek.com.

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Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016

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