Basingstoke Schoolchildren Receive Introduction To Site Safety By Local Housebuilder
22 May 2017

Early years pupils at Castle Hill Infant School, Basingstoke, were recently paid a visit by much-loved construction industry mascot Ivor Goodsite, who provided the children with an introduction to the housebuilding trade.

The Castle Hill pupils heard from Ivor and the Linden Homes Thames Valley team, who arranged the visit, on construction and how it affects their lives and the world they live in. The pupils were also able to learn more from the team about what it is that local housebuilders do, and the tricks of the trade that they will need to know, should they ever wish to one day pursue a career in the sector.

The session included a short presentation from the team and Ivor himself, as well as an interactive session where the children were able to try their hand at housebuilding using the school's very own outdoor construction area, with Ivor guiding them through the process. The children also took part in a poster competition, to design their own site safety posters for a construction site, with the Linden Homes team judging the winning entries.

Suzanne Irons, Sales and Marketing Director for Linden Homes Thames Valley commented on the school visit: "We were thrilled to have the opportunity to meet the pupils and staff at Castle Hill Infant School, and get to know the people that live and learn in Basingstoke. Our Longacre development is located in a prominent position in the town, and we were keen to introduce ourselves to the local community."

"We were very lucky to have Ivor Goodsite come along to our visit to teach the children more about the construction industry and all of the things they need to know about housebuilding. The children were entertained throughout the presentation and we had a great time answering their questions and telling them more about construction. We are looking forward to working further with the school in the future and teaching the children more about construction and housebuilding."

The visit to Castle Hill Infant School comes as part of Linden Homes Thames Valley's ongoing commitment to enriching and enhancing the communities within which it is building. Linden Homes' Longacre development in Basingstoke is just a 4-mile drive from Castle Hill Infant School, with many of the schoolchildren likely to pass the site every day. The team was keen to introduce the Linden Homes brand to the school and the pupils ensuring integration in to the local community.

Charlotte Robbins, Early Years Leader at Castle Hill Infant School, added: "The children had a great time hearing from the Linden Homes team and Ivor Goodsite, and were hugely engaged with the entire presentation, taking a great deal from it. We were very pleased to welcome the team in to our school to give the children an insight into construction and housebuilding and hope to work with the Linden Homes team again in the future."

Longacre is a collection of two, three, four and five-bedroom family homes. The homes at Longacre have the dual advantage of being close to open countryside, perfect for long winter walks, as well as the town centre of Basingstoke – giving home owners the best of both worlds.

Basingstoke boasts an array of amenities including a recently rejuvenated shopping centre, good and outstanding local schools and a leisure centre that includes a swimming pool, bowling alleys and even an indoor skydiving centre!

To find out more about the new homes at Longacre, please call 01256 442818.



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