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Primary School children get lesson in house building

May 2014


Children from Beckstone Primary School

Pupils from Beckstone Primary School, High Harrington, had a day out visiting Story Homes’ Whins Farm Close development to learn more about house building and the various trade roles involved. Having already received a visit from Story Homes’ mascot ‘Builder Bear’ at the end of 2013 regarding health and safety, the children were fully aware of the importance of staying safe at a construction site.

Earlier in the year, the children had been studying their ‘houses and homes’ project and were keen to learn firsthand a bit more about the subject. Health and Safety Manager, Sean Trodden, led the tour of the two reception classes, which involved understanding how the houses are made, which materials are used, and also which tradesman completes each job.

During the tour the children got to visit various build stages where Sean explained about why each material was used. The pupils were intrigued to learn about what all the different pipes etc were used for such as electricity, gas or water; and had a lot of fun trying to guess the correct answers too. As a treat, for both the pupils and teachers, they were also allowed a tour of the finished product and taken around the brand new show home recently opened at Whins Farm Close.

Chrissie Clark, reception teacher at Beckstone Primary School said of the visit: “The children have had a fantastic time visiting Whins Farm Close today and it has been a great learning experience to expand on their ‘houses and homes’ project at school. It has been very informative, very enjoyable and really well organised. We’d like to say a big thanks to Story for making us all feel so welcome.”

As well as the two reception classes, Beckstone Primary School will also have two more classes visiting the site this week.

Whins Farm Close is a development of 75 high quality and high specification homes in High Harrington.