Housebuilder donates We can Build books to school children to help learn about the built environment
David Wilson Homes is encouraging the next generation of builders to learn all about construction.
The housebuilder, who is behind its Kilners Grange development on Grange Road, Tongham has recently donated 33 copies of it’s We Can Build children’s books to St Michael’s CE Junior School, which were presented during a construction assembly for the children.
The books encourage young people to learn about the built environment. The book includes information about sustainability in housebuilding and the professions available in the industry, delivered through a range of diverse character profiles including Sofia the Site Manager and Ade the Architect.
The book includes information about sustainability in housebuilding and the professions available in the industry
The donation was accompanied by a 30-minute assembly delivered by Tom Purcell, Site Manager for David Wilson Southern Counties. The assembly focused on topics such as the importance of building sustainably, the different materials and tools used to build a home, the different jobs required on site, and the importance of staying safe near a construction site.
Kimberley Benson, Sales and Marketing Director for David Wilson Southern Counties, said: “We want to encourage STEM learning by teaching the children about the roles within the construction industry, in particular the value of housebuilding. The book is a wonderful way to bring our messages to life, as storytelling helps to engage us in different ways and encourage our imagination. The book and assembly offer an easy introduction to housebuilding, which we hope will inspire our next generation of builders!”
The book is a wonderful way to bring our messages to life, as storytelling helps to engage us in different ways and encourage our imagination.
Mrs Jones, Headteacher at St Michael’s CE Junior School, added: “It is encouraging to see David Wilson Southern Counties invest in the future generations through this assembly and book donation. So many of our children love to build and make things, so this is such a fun way for the children to think about the development on their doorsteps, and what different people do in the construction industry. Meeting someone who works in the industry may inspire some of our future architects and builders.”
We Can Build was designed by recent graduates from David Wilson Southern Counties ASPIRE graduate programme. A number of books were purchased by the housebuilder, and donated to schools and organisations across the South, with all funds raised to be donated to the Prince’s Trust.