Pupils gain an insight into housebuilding

Date: Friday 13 December 2013

Barr Beacon School

Leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has given pupils from a Walsall school the chance to see at first hand how modern homes are made.

The developer invited a group of youngsters from Barr Beacon School in Aldridge to Jubilee Gardens in Bloxwich Road, Walsall, to take a tour of a ‘first fix’ demonstration home – a new home which has been largely constructed but not yet completed internally, enabling its framework and structure to be clearly viewed from the inside.

A group of approximately 20 pupils, along with their teacher Jayne Luckman from the school, were shown around the property by Taylor Wimpey Site Manager Andy Johnson, who also provided an overview of the techniques used in its construction.

Dame Mo Brennan, Headteacher from Barr Beacon School, says: “It’s always rewarding to be able to take students out of the classroom to learn in real-life situations.

“They found the tour of the property at Jubilee Gardens fascinating and really appreciated the opportunity to see for themselves how modern homes are built.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Jubilee Gardens and Taylor Wimpey for making us so welcome and providing the young people with such a valuable insight into the construction industry.”

Anne Wallace, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, says: “We were delighted to welcome the pupils from Barr Beacon School and hope that seeing at first hand how a high-quality modern house is made 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 so energy efficient.”