School builds up interest in Billington Grove

Greenleas pupils at the development
Greenleas pupils at the development

Pupils from Greenleas School have been given an exciting opportunity to adopt a plot at Taylor Wimpey’s Billington Grove development in Leighton Buzzard.

Youngsters from a Year 4 class have been invited to explore the leading housebuilder’s neighbouring development for three site visits to learn all about how a house is built.

The first visit introduced the schoolchildren to the initial foundation stage of construction, which was explained to them by assistant site manager Richard Veitch.

Steve Rolt, for Taylor Wimpey, said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome the pupils from Greenleas School along to Billington Grove for an exciting insight into the build process of a Taylor Wimpey home.

“I hope the children enjoyed the first visit and that they are looking forward to seeing the house transform before their very eyes!”

The next visit to Billington Grove is due to take place in the next couple of months, where the pupils will learn all about the sub-structure stage of construction when the roof is on, scaffolding is down and the internal walls have been installed, before they pay one final visit in June to see the finished home in all its glory.

Deputy Head Teacher Gemma Grossman, said: “The Hawks pupils thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the construction site, asking lots of questions and learning about the building process.

“They discussed the dangers of a building site with Richard and Chelsea, and what they need to do to stay safe near the site. They are very much looking forward to going back to see the inside of a build when the roof is on, and again in the summer, although will be disappointed that there will not be as much mud to squelch in!”​

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