Exminster pupils got out of the classroom and travelled to the building site to find out more about how our houses grow from foundations to become a quality finished home.
Youngsters from Exminster Primary School visited Linden Homes South West’s popular Milbury Reach development to learn about housebuilding materials, as part of the national curriculum.
Teacher Tina Roberts said: “The pupils loved visiting the site. Being able to touch the different type of bricks and insulation makes much more of an impact on them than what they’re told about in the classroom.
“We had 45 pupils from Year 3 attend the site visits. They loved getting dressed up in the safety gear and learning about the different methods of construction. The site managers were really patient and explained to them in great detail the process of building a home and the materials they used.”
Project manager Robert Baker said: “We were thrilled to have the children visit site, their enthusiasm is infectious and it’s amazing how much they enjoyed seeing the diggers!
“Milbury Reach is unique as we have a marketing suite which features samples of the boilers we use in our homes, the wall insulation, different kitchen units etc which made demonstration easy and brought the whole process to life for them.”
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