Pupils from seven high schools across Lancashire have been taking part in an after-school plumbing club at Bury College.
During workshops, year 7 to 11 pupils from Bury, Bolton and Manchester learned how to measure, bend and solder pipes, and produced plumbing frames and aeroplane models with industry standard equipment.
Harry Parkinson, a year 11 pupil at Prestwich Arts College in Greater Manchester – one of the schools involved – has now signed up to study a plumbing course.
“The six sessions have been great and I have enjoyed learning how to solder and make frames and model aeroplanes. I have applied to study plumbing at the college and think that I’ve already developed a lot of great new skills ready to use.”
Stevan Tomlinson, a plumbing technician at the college, added: “The pupils have done brilliantly during these practical workshops and by taking part in the after-school club they have taken their first steps into the industry.”