Thirty pupils from Christopher Rawlins CoE Primary school were taught all about building sites during a visit to Bloor Homes’ Feldon Chase development in Adderbury.
They were given a tour of the site by Bloor’s sales manager Luke Southgate and the site manager Andy Westwood.
The tour, which included a look at a showhome, was designed to teach the pupils about the processes and techniques used in construction as well as learning about the stages involved in building a house.
The visit was of particular importance because the development site neighbours the school and as such the risks associated with construction sites were emphasised. Particularly, it was stressed that the children should not enter a building site without permission.
The visit was by no means all warnings of impending doom. Conor McAvoy, nine, said: “It was fun. I enjoyed looking inside the showhome. It is the kind of house that I would like to live in.”
The children had the chance to don hard hats and high visibility vests when they went to look inside one of the houses currently under construction. They also learnt about a number of processes including brickwork, plumbing and painting.
The information clearly sunk in and Tansy Trivett, nine, said: “I enjoyed going into the houses and learning what equipment is used on building sites and how dangerous it can be.”
It was evidently a productive trip and Nadia Gosling, class teacher who came with the children on their visit, said: “The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the visit and it has inspired them in different ways. One of the girls went back to class and said she was going to design her own showhome, which is really great to see.”