B&Q to teach DIY

Published:  28 October, 2009

LONDON: National shed, B&Q is planning a curriculum of basic crafts and skills to a generation of children.

The teaching packs have been developed with the backing of the Department for Children, Schools and Families and will be aimed at students aged 11 to 14.


The schools to pioneer this project will be based in the North East of England. Courses commence this month.

The DIY curriculum will be offered to 5000 schools nationwide.

Said Geoff Carr, a former deputy head responsible for advising B&Q: It is becoming more important to think about saving resources and making repairs, so this is a timely initiative."

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