Kemnay pupils build for the future

Kemnay Academy pupils, from left , Megan Sugden, Louisa Dunn, and Gudran Atlladottir at the RGU event.
Kemnay Academy pupils, from left , Megan Sugden, Louisa Dunn, and Gudran Atlladottir at the RGU event.
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Kemnay Academy pupils recently got a glimpse of what a career in construction might hold for them thanks to an event at Robert Gordon University (RGU).

The group visited RGU’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment and got to work using design software to produce their names via laser cutting and build sweetie skyscrapers as part of the event.

The children were also given a tour of the new £16 million university building and listened to presentations about the different courses and career opportunities available in the sector.

Architecture lecturer Dr Quazi Mahtab Zaman, who helped organise the event at the School, said: “There are a wide variety of roles available for graduates within the construction industry, from architecture to surveying, and this event was designed to showcase the different potential career paths to school pupils.”

Kemnay Academy pupil Louisa Dunn, who is keen to study architecture, said: “It was a really informative and fun afternoon.”

Technical teacher at Robert Gordon’s College, Lindsey Maclean, added: “Events like these help to open the pupils’ minds to the opportunities that are available in the local area rather than having to move away.”