DIY projects are a great way to save money and improve the home but, according to research, few parents are passing on their handiwork talents to their kids.
To counter this, B&Q and the Department for Children, Schools and Families have developed a curriculum that will teach youngsters about DIY tasks.
Soon the youth of today will learn in school how to fix a leaking tap, put up a picture, paint or wallpaper a wall and construct a shelf.
The new DIY curriculum has been developed because parents no longer have the time to teach their children how to do simple tasks around the home.
Geoff Carr, a former deputy head who advised B&Q on the project, said British society had become too easily disposable.
He explained that if things were faulty people automatically throw them away and buy something new.
"But it’s becoming more and more important to think about how we can save resources and make repairs, so this is an extremely timely initiative," Mr Carr added.
The DIY store B&Q also offers a range of "how to" guides which help homeowners do a range of tasks including plumbing, installing electrical items and assembling flatpacks.
Posted by Jenny Smith