'Little builders' at Laburnum Walk
24 June 2012
Local children swapped the classroom for a construction site when they took a trip to a housing development in Blackburn for a lesson in how homes are built
Year One children from Cedars Infant School donned hard hats and high visibility vests to visit the Persimmon Homes development at Laburnum Walk with their teachers and parents, to see how bricks and mortar are transformed into communities.
Steve Bladon, headteacher, said: “Cedars Infant School engages and excites its pupils with a creative, hands-on curriculum. Regular educational visits area planned to bring to life classroom topics and to teach our children about the world around them. Links with local businesses are invaluable in helping us achieve this.”
The children were welcomed to the site by Persimmon Homes’ sales advisor Andy MacLean and sales manager Gillian Richardson, and learned about health and safety from site manager Neville Hodgson.
Andy added: “We always enjoy meeting groups from the neighbourhood and it was a pleasure to show these very well behaved children around the site.
“The children were really excited to see the diggers, cement mixer and other equipment on site, and had lots of questions about how a home is built. We told them how we stay safe on a building site, the stages of construction and how the houses are made ready for their new owners.
“In fact, some of their families took the opportunity to get a closer look at our show home, so one or two might actually find themselves moving in!”
Laburnum Walk, in Laburnum Road, offers a range of traditional and contemporary new homes of all sizes. The popular development is conveniently close to the M65, for commuting to Preston, Burnley and Manchester. Prices start at £92,796* for a three bedroom end terrace home.