BUDDING young builders have been given an insight into the world of work.

Thirteen youngsters joined their dads and other relatives at a special half-term event staged by Keighley social housing group Incommunities.

They tried their hand at skills including plastering, basic plumbing and joinery, under the supervision of professionals.

The ‘lads and dads’ then made wooden toys and figures.

Held to celebrate International Men’s Day, the event follows a similar one for girls earlier in the year.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities’ group chief executive, said: “As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to encouraging our younger generation – both boys and girls – to explore their career options and reach their potential.

“This taster in construction has proved a great way of giving these boys a real hands-on introduction to the world of work.”