YOUNGSTERS from a Southampton primary school were given an insight into the world of work when they spent the day with a top construction firm.

The Year 5 and 6 pupils from Kanes Hill Primary were given a tour of Balfour Beatty’s city depot.

As part of the event, organised by Enabling Enterprise, the children got to compete in a series of construction challenges, including designing a new tower block.

Headteacher, Kirsten Buist, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity not only for our children to see how a real business such as Balfour Beatty operates but to also get a taste for the work itself.”

Enabling Enterprise experiences are designed to show young students key work place skills in action, learn about jobs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) industry and meet local employees.

For their experience, the 14 youngsters from Kanes Hill started their day with an introduction to Balfour Beatty from contract director, Brian Hammersley.

This was followed by the students interviewing the employees about their jobs and then taking part in a site tour.