Balfour Beattie Project

Success for ‘I Built That’ project in partnership with AWPR

All S3 pupils at Aberdeen Grammar School took part in the ‘I Built It’ project on Wednesday, November 30.


The purpose of the event was to introduce pupils to the construction industry and to consider it as a potential career once they leave school, which fits into the Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) agenda.


Staff from the three main contractors working on the AWPR from Balfour Beatty, Morrison Construction and Carillion led the workshop, working with pupils to help them design and build a new model town. Pupils were split into two main groups – the Dee and the Don – and produced various models to fulfil the brief they were given.


During the day pupils were given two main presentations about the construction industry, highlighting the different routes to gaining employment from apprenticeships and graduate entry. They also highlighted the potential career paths pupils could take.


Overall, a successful interdisciplinary day was enjoyed by pupils and staff.

Well done to both teams and a thank you goes out from Aberdeen Grammar School to the companies involved!