Pupils enjoy an en-site-ful lesson

Pupils from Wellfield Middle School with Taylor Wimpey graduate management trainee Pip Phipps, site manager Tony Ellwood and assistant site manager Lee Patton.
Pupils from Wellfield Middle School with Taylor Wimpey graduate management trainee Pip Phipps, site manager Tony Ellwood and assistant site manager Lee Patton.

Pupils enjoyed a lesson with a difference as they built links on site with a housebuilder.

A group of 12 students from Wellfield Middle School took part in a trip to Taylor Wimpey’s West Park development, in West Monkseaton.

The Year 8 pupils visited the development for a site induction and an engaging lesson on the building process.

The students also had the opportunity to lay bricks before being quizzed on what they had learned during the trip.

Simon Richardson, co-ordinator of foundation subjects at Wellfield Middle School says: “We’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for providing our pupils with a fantastic opportunity, allowing them to learn practically about the building process, in a non-classroom environment.

“The trip enabled them to explore the nearby housing development with educational and fun activities, which were also closely linked with our existing curriculum.”

Taylor Wimpey’s West Park development is located on Earsdon Road in West Monkseaton and offers a variety of stylish four and five bedroom homes.

Karl Morton, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey North East, said: “As a sustainable housebuilder, we’re dedicated to involving the communities where we’re building properties, so it was great to be able to educate the next generation at West Park.

“We hope the pupils enjoyed what was an excellent morning and we look forward to welcoming many more schools to our developments for educational trips.”