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Pupils learn about construction on Stanford-le-Hope building site

CHILDREN from Quilters Junior School in Billericay recently donned hard hats and high visibility jackets to join the David Wilson Homes team at the Stanford Park development in Stanford-Le-Hope.

Six pupils were invited to tour the site after student, Emily Boucher, wrote a letter to the company to say that she would like to be a bricklayer when she grows up.

The students were given a safety tour of the Stanford Park site by Site Manager James Armstrong, who said “It was an absolute delight to have the children visit the development and to have them gain a ‘hands on’ experience of what goes into building a home.

“It was also a great way to ensure the children realise how dangerous a building site can be and that they are not to be used as a playground, which is a particularly important lesson as we draw nearer to the summer holidays.”

Emily also got to fulfil her wish and have a go at bricklaying, along with a number of other trade activities. Emily said “It was great. I don’t think I’ve ever had a better experience in my life. My favourite part was bricklaying!”

Emily’s teacher, Mrs Hartley said “Having David Wilson Holmes respond to Emily’s job application was just so exciting. It was wonderful opportunity and privilege to be go around the development. The girls were able to ask questions, tour a show home and got to experience first-hand what it would be like to be a bricklayer – they even built their very own brick wall. An unforgettable experience.”

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