Cookie Preference Centre

We use cookies to enhance your website experience and help us identify any issues and areas for improvement. You can either "accept all" cookies or "manage preferences" to control the use of cookies. If you choose not to accept some cookies, please note you may experience a more limited functionality on our website. You can change your cookie preferences at any time.

Manage Cookie Preferences

A cookie is a small file containing just text, downloaded on to a device when a user accesses certain web sites. Cookies are useful because they allow a web site to recognise a user's device. Cookies allow us to store information related to your website visit which enables you to be shown relevant content to you while you’re browsing.

Cookies can also help us identify issues and improve the website, enhancing the experience for all users. We cannot identify individual users from these cookies. As well as the functionality below, you may be able to block the use of Cookies through your browser, please refer to our cookies policy for further information.

Join us for our ‘Move in for summer’ event on Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June across selected developments. Find out more here.

Pupils piece together the trade roles at Summerpark

November 2013

Dalbeattie School - November 2013 (3) - CopyPupils from a local school visited Summerpark to learn about the various trade roles involved in house building.

Eight pupils from Dalbeattie High School visited the site in Dumfries to learn more about the career paths they could choose after school. From bricklayer and electrician to plumber and plasterer, each trade plays a vital role in building a plot.

The pupils were keen to learn more about what each trade does, helping them to decide if each one could be a possible career choice.

Dalbeattie School Visit - Nov 2013 (1)Health and Safety manager Sean Trodden led the group on a site visit, taking them to houses at various build stages, identifying the different times when a trade would be required to progress the house to completion. Sean also went through some of the materials used by each trade, including bricks, wood, plaster board, insulation, pipe and cable.

Angela Chester, Learning Support Teacher at Dalbeattie High School said: “Visiting Story Homes development in Dumfries has been an opportunity for the pupils to think about their future careers beyond school. The visit is one of a series of visits we have done, taking the pupils out into the workplace. This gets them thinking about the skills they need and the things they might need to do in each different job.”

For more information about Summerpark click here.