Pupils from oak class at Bearnes Primary School visited the building site at Linden Homes’ popular Kings Gate development to find out more about housebuilding, as part of their school project.
The children are learning about different job roles, including people that help them, and the visit provided a valuable opportunity for the company to talk about health and safety.
As well as a tour of the site and the show home, the pupils were shown safety clothing and discussed how to be aware of their surroundings. The site team arranged for an assortment of materials to be available including bricks and insulation samples and discussed the variety of work done on site, from plumbing to carpentry, bricklaying to decorating.
Teacher Helena Malpas from Bearnes Primary School said: “The children are learning about different jobs and they loved hearing about the work involved on a building site. Four year old Sophie volunteered to get dressed up in all the safety clothing to demonstrate how builders protect themselves, which was very popular!
“Being able to see a house in construction and a forklift carrying bricks is much more memorable than us talking about building in the classroom. The children were very excited and really enjoyed exploring the development.”
Brian Deacon, sales and marketing director at Linden Homes, said: “Health and safety is incredibly important to us. We hope that we’ve made the children aware of how to keep themselves safe and we’ve given them all a hi-visibility vest for their walk to school, so they can be seen at all times.
“We were delighted to welcome the pupils to Kings Gate, they were enthusiastic to see the construction and I hope we’ve inspired a few budding builders!”
Linden Homes currently has four bedroom high quality detached homes available at Kings Gate, with garages and parking.
The development is located on the edge of Kingsteignton with easy access to Newton Abbot and Exeter. The show home is open daily from 10am to 5pm, off Pengelly Close, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3FZ. Call 01626 221633.
For more information on Bearnes Primary School visit www.bearnes.devon.sch.uk
Media can contact Emma Mackay on 07738312960 for more information, images and interviews with Linden Homes.
19 December 2016