Peterborough pupils captivated by site visit and new showhomes

Peterborough pupils captivated by site visit and new showhomes

One of Countryside’s new showhomes at Fletton Folly got a thorough testing of its credentials as 25 pupils, aged 5 to 11, descended on its pristine interior to learn about sustainable building, site safety and how bouncy beds can be!

The pupils from Fourfields Community Primary School in Yaxley, Peterborough, were kitted out in their very own hard hats and hi-vis vests and were allowed to get up close and personal with some dancing diggers before being ‘let loose’ in two of the showhomes.

Located within a few miles of the school, Fletton Folly will provide 347 new family homes, including 114 affordable homes and 117 for private rental in Great Haddon, creating much-needed housing in the Peterborough area.

Lucy Hewerdine, Assistant Headteacher, from Fourfields Primary School, said: “We really appreciate the donation of the PPE and the site visit."

"The pupils thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it will boost their imagination and fun when playing in the school’s ‘construction’ play area. It also helped their appreciation of green construction and of safety on work sites.”

Martin Harrison, Managing Director, East Midlands, Countryside Partnerships said: “We loved showing pupils around the site and contributing to the local community."

"The pupils had fun and got an understanding of personal risk and safety, an essential life skill, as well as how our sustainable homes are built.

“We also discovered that one of the teachers has already reserved one of our new homes on this inclusive residential development, which gives local people the opportunity to buy a quality home in their neighbourhood.”