GCSE students learn the art of construction

Date: Tuesday 05 August 2014

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Students from Ratcliffe School in Dawlish were taken on a special tour of our Cranbrook development in Exeter to help them with their GCSE studies.

The eight Year 10 pupils are currently studying construction materials and wanted to visit our new development to find out more about the different building materials used on site.

The group was shown around Cranbrook by Senior Site Manager Ian Edgcumbe and Site Manager Dave Clark, who talked to the students about the methods and materials used in the construction of this new eco-friendly development.

Teacher Mark Rose says: “Taylor Wimpey has provided our pupils with a fantastic opportunity to reinforce their learning of construction materials. As part of their GCSE course they learn about the properties and application of a variety of construction materials.

“On our visit to Cranbrook our pupils were able to see these materials being applied whilst Ian and Dave shared their extensive knowledge of how each of the materials used within Taylor Wimpey homes are matched to their properties; considering their insulation, structural and corrosion properties alongside their environmental, aesthetic and economic impact.

“To end our visit our pupils were able to look around the show homes. They were amazed by the quality of the finished houses and how beautifully they were furnished; excitedly identifying which bedrooms they would choose.

“Our pupils returned to school having thoroughly enjoyed the experience; also having developed their understanding of this GCSE topic and how science is applied.  Thank you very much Ian, Dave and Taylor Wimpey.”

Janine Copleston, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “The students from Ratcliffe School were able to get a first hand view of how a modern house is made and we hope that will help them in their studies.

“Today’s new-build properties offer many environmental benefits compared with older homes and we hope the visit has given them a thorough understanding of the design process and the work that goes into making our homes.”