Geography Students From Barton-Upon-Humber Enjoy A Field Trip With A Difference
24 Nov 2014

Pupils, teachers and new homes staff have joined forces for a geography lesson with a difference – not in a field or open space, but on a housing development!

GSCE Geography students from Baysgarth School in Barton-upon-Humber visited Linden Homes North’s sell-out St Nicholasgate development to see for themselves how the site sympathetically blends new housing and the environment.

This is the second group of students from the school to take part in the tour of the site, which was hosted by Linden Homes’ production manager Kevin Hoyland.

Accompanied by head of geography Matthew Bee, and geography teacher Rachael Cross, the Year 10 students looked at the brick styles and street scenes, learned how the land was prepared prior to building the 130 homes and were given an insight into its past use.

Also on their timetable during the visit were environmental issues, like solar panels and other energy efficient building methods carefully considered and used by the house builder as part of its housing plans.

The students were also given the chance to find out about the on-going retail and leisure facilities planned for the area.

Linden Homes North sales manager Julie Hubbard said: “We were thrilled to host this second visit by the GSCE geography students, who were keen to find out as much as possible about the past, present and the future of this site.

“Our walk through of the development prompted discussions about everything from government planning regulations to feature raised flower beds and the street scenes.”

The St Nicholasgate development is built on redundant 17.5-acre brownfield land site and forms part of a major regeneration project for Beverley – and was presented with an award for Best Brownfield development in 2013.

Geography teacher Rachael Cross added: “The students took so much away from the tour of the development and their informative discussions with Linden Homes staff – thanks to everyone who helped to make the visit such an enjoyable success.”


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