Sixteen pupils from Renton Primary School tasted the world of work by spending a day at Cordale Housing Association.

The Renton-based association welcomed the primary three pupils who had been studying work topics at school.

The children had a busy morning meeting the Cordale team and being introduced to the world of housing.

They visited an empty property and completed a void inspection, then completed an estate inspection on the walk back to the office.

They were accompanied by staff from the school, housing officers Lisa-Marie Brown and Geraldine McKenzie, maintenance officer Alec Drain, and community engagement officer Nancy Robertson.

The busy group of enthusiastic new recruits finished off their time at Cordale by helping to log a repair request that came in during their time in the office.

At the end of the visit a number of the children had decided they wanted to work in housing and one girl said she’d changed her mind on her future career and wanted to be a housing officer just like Lisa-Marie.

Nancy said: “Cordale were delighted to accommodate Renton Primary School’s request to visit the association as part of their ‘my world of work’ topic.

“We all had a great time meeting the children and working with them. The children were a credit to the school.”

She added: “We are impressed that the world of work is being introduced to school children at such an early age. The day was a great opportunity to let the children know what we do and encourage a future generation of housing staff. ”

Cordale’s principal aims are to build and manage social rented housing for the benefit of its tenants and the wider community, providing homes and services that make life better.