Monday, May 29, 2023

Seeing the sites – Gainsborough school children learn site safety and housebuilding at Lincolnshire development

Early years pupils from Frances Olive Anderson C of E Primary School were given a hands-on demonstration in site safety and building a wall, while visiting Rippon Homes’ Rose Gardens development in Lea, Lincolnshire.

20 children from the school’s reception year were welcomed to the development just off Willingham Road, by site team Neil Bisatt (Site Manager), Alan Isaac (Health and Safety Manager) and Sophie Hopkinson (Field Sales Manager), to learn more about housebuilding and how to stay safe around a building site.

The reception class have a topic for each term – this time it’s ‘Build it Up’, and to help with this, the site team provided a bricklaying demonstration, where pupils were shown how lots of smaller parts can build up into one bigger part.

With the school being located close to the development, the pupils were also taught how dangerous construction sites can be, before seeing some of the team in action.

This is the second visit that Frances Olive Anderson C of E have made to the Rose Gardens site this year, with Years 2 and 5 exploring the development back in May.

These school trips are all part of Rippon Homes’ commitment to community work and forging relationships with those in Lea and the wider area.

Reception Teacher at Frances Olive Anderson C of E Primary School, Rosanna McGlynn, said, “This was a fantastic experience for the children on what was their first ever school trip. From learning how to use a trowel, to measuring spirit level and seeing how a digger works, they’ve been given a day out to remember.

“The site team at Rose Gardens could not have been more welcoming, and they were fantastic with the children. There were a lot of questions, and everybody was patient and understanding, talking to the children at their level. We’ve been teaching them about shapes and what things are made from, so this experience helped to consolidate their learning.”

Ian Dyke, Managing Director at Rippon Homes, said, “It’s great to see children so enthusiastic for housebuilding at an early age, and we wanted to give local pupils a glimpse of what it’s like to work on a new homes development like Rose Gardens.

“These visits are not only a good way to teach children how developments work, but emphasise the importance of staying away from building sites.

“We hope that pupils from Frances Olive Anderson enjoyed their first school trip and came away more knowledgeable as a result.”

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