Leading Warwickshire developer Barratt Homes is engaging local school pupils in the construction process with its specially designed award programme in Heathcote.
Now in its third year, the developer’s Building Buddies Award aims to get children interested in the industry and raise awareness of the variety of roles available in construction.
The award scheme is being hosted at Heathcote Primary School, located on the housebuilder’s Warwick Gates development and will run throughout the next academic year.
Building Buddies is broken down into four quarters and will teach young children about planning and land, sales and marketing, technical and design and construction.
There will be a chance for them to enter various design and literature competitions for which the winners will be given their very own awards.
Within the activities, pupils will get the chance to name their own development and create a logo, as well as visiting a live site and learning about site safety.
In addition to this, the school will receive a coveted Building Buddies Award which will be presented to them at the end of the academic year.
Tanya Silk, Sales Director at Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: “Engaging people in the construction industry is at the forefront of our minds and we are delighted to be running this award scheme with Heathcote Primary School pupils.
“Getting young children involved and interested in construction is extremely important to us, as we want to start inspiring the next generation of builders and tradespeople.
“We know from experience at our developments that young children are fascinated by diggers and other construction machinery and this is something we always try to encourage.
“We look forward to working closely with a local primary school over the next academic year and seeing what creations they can come up with in each of our competitions.”
The scheme includes:
- A development name and logo design competition
- A marketing/ writing competition to pitch the development
- A wildlife talk/ wildlife friendly exercise
- A site safety visit and site safety poster competition
Located on Harper Close, Warwick Gates is a thriving community of two, three and four bedroom homes which have been expertly designed to reflect the local area.
As well as the onsite primary school, residents will benefit from being in close proximity to a great choice of bars and cafés on their doorstep. With the M40 just a short drive away, getting out and about to the surrounding areas is effortless for family days out and commuting to work.
For further information on homes at Warwick Gates development please call 033 3355 8475 or visit www.barratthomes.co.uk/warwickgates.
Barratt Homes has introduced new social distancing measures to ensure safety on site for all staff and visitors, these include Perspex screens, designated parking spaces, and appointment only viewings.