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Builders at Andover School

Building Buddies recruited and given the first task at school in Andover

 Five star Hampshire developer David Wilson Homes has begun its new school award scheme at Vigo Primary School in Andover as creative pupils look forward to an academic year-long project.

The Building Buddies Award is being hosted at the local primary school close to the homebuilder’s Locksbridge Park development, guiding pupils through the construction process with four exciting activities.

This specially designed scheme is intended to encourage children to show an interest in the industry, helping them to consider a career in construction from an early age.

The participating Year 6 pupils at Vigo Primary School have now been presented with their workbooks by Danica, the Sales Office Manager at the Berkshire-based housebuilder, as they prepare for the first activity; naming a development and designing a logo.

Rob Allen, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “With our new Building Buddies Award, we have the chance to educate young children on the construction industry as well as raising awareness of important issues such as site safety.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Vigo Primary School throughout the academic year and we hope the pupils enjoy being amongst the first participants in this exciting project.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the creativity of the children grow with each design and literature task, whilst giving them an understanding of the construction process at our nearby Locksbridge Park development.”

Further to the naming and logo design competition, the pupils at the school will partake in a marketing and writing competition, a wildlife-friendly exercise and a site visit and poster competition.

The winner of each competition will be presented with a prize, whilst the school itself will be presented the coveted Building Buddies Award in a ceremony towards the end of the school year.

For further information about Locksbridge Park please call the David Wilson Homes sales team on 0844 811 4333 or visit www.dwh.co.uk