Friday, 3 May 2013

Inspiring future builders at Townhill Primary School

We were delighted to receive some beautifully written thank you letters from the children at Townhill Primary School after our visit in March.

It seems that Bill Bonnar, our Construction Manager’s talk on building eco-houses was a big hit, with many of the children now wanting to be builders when they grow up! Their letters, all hand written and well thought out, expressed interest in green issues and the dangers of being on a building site so they must have been listening well when Bill was explaining about constructing houses.

From Emily “Thank you for coming to us and we loved the answers. I never knew that there was two kinds of solar panels. I learned a lot about houses and homes. We made a garden or a house out of a shoe-box. Did you like some of our questions?”
 “Thank you for your answers Mr Bonnar, thank you for telling us all about building houses. I was interested to hear about the machines that are used. We went around the village to look for different kinds of houses.” Adds Rhynan.

The children were so interested in the ecological aspects of building homes as well as the technology involved, Bill was astonished by how much they knew already about what goes in to building a sustainable home.
They also enjoyed being celebrities after two write-ups and photographs featured in the local press.

Good luck to this new generation of house builders from everyone at Richmond Homes.  Here’s a last word from Ryan:

Thank you for coming to talk to us. I know not to go on a building site until it is finished. I wonder what it would be like to be a builder. When I grow up I want to be a builder.”

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