A group of Girl Guides recently had a hands-on taster of housebuilding and earned special David Wilson Homes badges at an onsite ‘Have a Go Day’ in Mickleover.
A number of girls from Mackworth Guides joined the homebuilder’s Senior Site Manager, Zoe Rawlings, to try their hand at a variety of practical skills and became the first group in Derbyshire to be awarded the uniquely designed badges.
Those attending the ‘Have a Go Day’ on Kensey Road were able to get a supervised experience of bricklaying and painting, in addition to tutorials on plumbing, electrics and general site safety with an award-winning site team.
Jayne Rose, Leader of Mackworth Guides, said: “It was an excellent day and the girls had a great time. We were well looked after by Zoe and her team who all went out of their way to give the Guides plenty of hands on experience. Many thanks to all involved.”
Zoe has recently won her third successive Pride in the Job award, which is one of the highest accolades a Site Manager can achieve.
She took the Guides on a tour of David Wilson Homes’ Mickleover development, as part of the homebuilder’s efforts to involve local groups in its projects to provide educational and enjoyable opportunities on site.
In addition to gaining an active experience with experts in the industry, the Guides were given a tour of the show homes as they saw the finished product first hand.
Zoe said: “Events such as these are perfect for including local community groups in our construction tutorials.
“We enjoyed having Mackworth Guides visit us at Mickleover and we’re delighted they now have their own David Wilson Homes badges to remind them of their experience of housebuilding.
“Our aim is to provide instructive experiences for young women to encourage them to take an interest in housebuilding and quash the stereotype of the construction industry being male dominated.”
With a number of women already thriving in roles in construction, David Wilson Homes is going to greater lengths to inspire the next generation of female developers.
With over 60% of homes now sold, David Wilson Homes at Mickleover currently has a selection of three, four and five bedroom properties available with prices starting from £259,995.
For further information please call the sales team on 033 3355 8483 or visit www.dwh.co.uk/new-homes/derbyshire/H723801-David-Wilson-Homes-@Mickleover/.