More than 400 pupils at a Worcester primary school have been learning all about the construction industry and building homes for the future.

Children at Cranham Primary School in Warndon got the chance at a special assembly with Sanctuary Homes to ask questions about how new houses were built.

They were also encouraged to think about how to make developments sustainable through the creation of gardens to attract wildlife, as well as the skills and interests they might have relevant to the construction of new homes.

Sanctuary Homes is working with the school as part of its delivery of 34 new affordable homes at nearby Cranham Drive.

The developer will also be carrying out decoration works at the school and improvements to the garden and wildlife area through its MORE programme, which aims to connect with people in places where it is building new homes.

Colleen Eccles, Sanctuary’s Head of Place Shaping, said: “It was fantastic to meet the children at Cranham Primary School and spend time with them discussing how we build new homes.

“They were really confident and knowledgeable, which is testament to the positive spirit nurtured in the school.”

Cranham Primary School headteacher Nicholas Cale commented: “We feel that the opportunities we give pupils to learn outside the classroom are really important, placing an emphasis on communication, problem solving, teamwork and looking after the environment.

“We believe that all children have the opportunity to thrive and do well academically, emotionally and socially and by working with Sanctuary we are giving them an insight into possible career paths.”

Sanctuary Homes’ development at Cranham Drive features 20 apartments and 14 family homes, which will all be available for affordable rent and are due to be completed later next year.

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