Date: Thursday 20 December 2018
Children from Hermitage Primary have been given an exciting opportunity to see the new homes that are under construction at our Hermitage Grange development in Helensburgh as part of their ‘Houses and Homes’ project in school.
Youngsters from the Primary 2 classes explored our development to learn about the construction of a new home; they saw various stages of construction and took the opportunity to visit the two show homes.
The team at our development in Helensburgh were more than happy to facilitate the visit as Kevin Harkness, Assistant Site Manager at Hermitage Grange adds: “We were more than delighted to be able to welcome the children from Hermitage Primary School for an insight into the build process of a Taylor Wimpey home.
“The children have been learning about new homes and how they are built, so this was a really good opportunity for them to learn about some of the process that it takes to build a new home and see some construction activity at the development. We hope that we have also inspired a few of the youngsters to consider the housebuilding industry in the future.“
Whilst the children were at the development, the team took the opportunity to remind the children never to play near a building site and that a school visit was extra-special because normally there are no children allowed near any construction. Never playing near a construction site is a message that Taylor Wimpey is keen to reinforce to the wider local community – especially ahead of the Christmas school holiday.
Class teacher Emma Stevenson, said: “Our children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Taylor Wimpey’s Hermitage Grange, asking lots of questions and learning about the building process. They really enjoyed seeing the different stages that it takes to build a new house in real-life, and we know they absolutely loved the show homes.”