Date published: 23/10/2013
Children in the nursery class at Chesterfield’s Abercrombie Primary School have been able to end their latest project in style with a little help from Miller Homes Midlands.
Since the beginning of term, the youngsters have been learning all about houses and how they are built. To help bring their lessons to life, the children were paid a visit by Miller Homes production director Malcolm Ceney, contracts manager Paul Sweet and Garry Bowler, site manager from Miller’s nearby development The Portlands.
Malcolm, Paul and Garry brought along a number of items found on a building site, including bricks, mortar, a selection of tools and roof tiles. They even kitted the class out in mini hi-vis vests and hardhats for the session, and parked a forklift truck outside the school.
As teacher Faye Hall comments, the lesson was the perfect way to end the project:
“Since the beginning of September we’ve been talking about builders and the type of materials they use to build the homes we live in. It was great that the team from Miller Homes was able to support us and actually bring some of those items into class.
“Children always learn best when they are able to see and experience things first hand.”
Malcolm Ceney added:
“The children actually knew a lot about building and were able to answer lots of the questions we asked them. As a housebuilder, it’s important for us to get involved with and support the great work that’s going on in the communities we’re working in.
“I definitely think we have some budding young builders at Abercrombie Primary School.”
Miller Homes’ development The Portlands is based just off Sheffield Road and offers a selection of homes, with prices starting from £159,950.
For more on The Portlands, call 0808 250 6460, or visit the sales centre, open Thursday-Monday 10am-5pm. Further details on Miller Homes developments across the region can be found at www.millerhomes.co.uk
Name: Lauren Dunn