practical skills with major diy retailer
learning isn't just about what you are taught at school and one of the UK's largest DIY retailers is offering classes for your kids
One of our dadzclub members told us about this scheme and we decided it sounded just up our street.
B&Q, the UK largest home improvement and garden centre retailer is rolling out DIY classes aimed at kids in over 50 of its stores nationwide. The’ Kids Can Do It’ Classes are for 7 – 11 year olds and attended by both kids and their parents enabling them to learn practical skills together.
Recent research by B&Q reveals that nearly 50 per cent of parents worry their kids will grow up without having learnt basic practical skills such as DIY, cooking, gardening and sewing and that modern day kids are too busy to help their parents around the house*.
Kids get the chance to choose from 15 different classes ranging from making bird boxes to a planter for the garden and even sledges for the upcoming festive period. All classes see young people learning new skills such as sawing, drilling, gluing and nailing – all under the guidance of B&Q’s experts.
Parents or guardians pay just £5 for the one hour class which sees children making something from scratch and then take it home with them to enjoy.
The Kids’ Classes available at B&Q include:
Making a Toy Aeroplane
Making a set of Dominoes
Making a Toy Boat
Making a CD Storage Box
Making a Key Holder
Making a Magazine Store Box
Making a Money Storage Box
Making a Toolbox
Making a Key and Letter Tidy
Making a Mug Tree
Making a Toast Rack
Making a Toothbrush Holder
Making a Bird Apple Feeder
Making a Nesting Box for small birds
Making a Bird Peanut Feeder
Making a Planter
Making a Festively Decorated Window Box
Making a Christmas Tree – from December
You can find out more and book onto a class by visiting www.diy.com/kidsclasses or by calling 0845 600 5428.
B&Q’s Kids’ Classes are now available at the following B&Q stores nationwide:
Liffey Valley Dublin
*Survey carried out by OnePoll of over 2,000 parents with children living at home - October 2011