Lochalsh pupils get into shape

Schoolchildren in Lochalsh have been getting an insight into the construction industry.

Pupils at Auchtertyre Primary School have been taking part in the Giant Tetrahedron — an exercise run by infrastructure, support services and construction group Robertson to help children learn about construction.

Armed with just wooden dowels, the pupils worked together to construct a giant structure measuring four metres by four metres by four metres.

Frank Reid, Robertson’s regional managing director, said: “The children really enjoyed getting to grips with a big construction job and learning on the job how important team work can be.
“The Giant Tetrahedron exercise is designed to fit in with the curriculum and uses aspects of maths, science and design along with lateral and creative thinking. We hope it will encourage and inspire the builders and engineers of the future!”

Councillor Alasdair Christie, chairman of Highland Council’s adult and children’s services, said:  “What a creative and hands-on way this is for young people to learn about construction and the various skills involved. I’m sure all the pupils taking part in the challenge have benefitted from this opportunity and had lots of fun at the same time.”