Pupils from the Holy Trinity Primary School in Lower Beeding, recently gained an insight into the workings of an active new build housing development, thanks to the team at Charles Church’s luxury Trinity Fields development.
The 22 youngsters, all aged between seven and nine were given a site safety tour of the development by Trinity Fields contracts manager Daren Eagle.
They also had the chance to get up close and personal with a whole range of tools and building materials used by workers at the Charles Church site every day.
Tracey Bishop, head teacher at Holy Trinity Primary School, said: “The children love spending time in ‘real’ environments as it helps to support their learning by adding that extra dimension.
“We knew they’d be really excited to visit Charles Church’s nearby Trinity Fields development and were very pleased to been invited.
“The children all had a fantastic time and left the development knowing more about the whole house building process and why it is so important to not enter a building site unsupervised.”
To comply with health and safety guidelines the children, teacher and teaching assistants were all equipped with safety helmets and fluorescent jackets.
Charles Church’s site manager at Trinity Fields, said: “As the region’s premium homebuilder we take the health and welfare of the communities within which we build extremely seriously.
“This is why we are so keen to offer site safety visits to children, giving them an insight into how we build our properties as well as highlighting the importance of not playing on a building site.”
Sales and marketing director for Charles Church South East, Julia Price, added: “Education outside of the classroom can be invaluable and encourages students to see the building developments in action.
“It also present an industry to which some of the children could work in and forge a successful career.
“Showing students around new developments is a great way for them to experience all of the different processes involved with house building, and gives the children an opportunity to ask us questions about how houses are constructed.”