RECEPTION pupils from St John’s Primary School in Rowlands Castle have visited Taylor Wimpey’s Castle View development to learn about how houses are built.
The children had been reading the Three Little Pigs, and had a go at making their own houses from straw and sticks in class before the trip.
Thirty four and five-year-olds visited the site and got the opportunity to wear hard hats and high visibility vests on their tour of the development led by Taylor Wimpey’s Rufus Tiler and site manager, Matt Barnes.
Reception class teacher Nikki Parker said: ‘The children asked lots of questions about how the bricks were made and joined together with cement. They were quite concerned that the roofs of the houses were made from wood, but Rufus showed them the roof trusses are covered with tiles which keep the rain out.
‘They were very interested that the houses didn’t have chimneys or open fires, and we also discussed how Father Christmas might visit.
‘We also talked about the safety equipment they were wearing, and why Rufus wore boots and knee pads.
‘The children had a lovely time and we really appreciate all the effort made by the staff at the development.’
The site visit to Castle View follows Taylor Wimpey’s £600 donation to the school for two new picnic benches.