Schoolchildren from a Leamington primary school donned hard hats and high-vis jackets to find out more about the construction industry.
Three and four-year-olds from the nursery class at St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School joined their parents and teachers for a look at Orbit’s Union Park development in Sydenham.
The 147 new homes are being built by Coventry-based company Deeley Construction on behalf of Orbit.
The youngsters were given an insight into how the new homes are being built, the materials that are used and also the potential hazards of a construction site.
Deeley Construction, which has registered the development with the Considerate Constructors Scheme – an initiative launched to improve the image of the construction industry, used a ‘spot the difference’ game to keep pupils engaged.
Edward Hudson, of Deeley Construction, said: “It’s important that we speak to children from a very early age about the benefits of the construction industry to try to encourage them to join this diverse and exciting industry.
“The children from St Anthony’s really seemed to enjoy themselves – and so did their parents and teachers too!”
Head teacher Mrs McSharry said: “St Anthony’s Nursery children have fantastic learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, planned for by our experienced nursery teacher.
“A walk to the building site was the perfect way of extending the children’s learning about ‘The Three Little Pigs’, as part of their fairy-tale topic.
“We currently have a few places available for three and four-year-olds and are taking applications now for September 2017.”
Union Park is due for completion in early 2018. To find your new home with Orbit, please visit www.orbithomes.org.uk
Pictured: Edward Hudson (front, with sign) with parents, teachers and children from the nursery class at St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School