Buckinghamshire Developer recruits Building Buddies with school award scheme

Students at Broughton Community Infant School with their Building Buddies Award booklets

Leading Buckinghamshire developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes is engaging local school pupils in the construction process with its specially designed award programme in Aylesbury.

Now in its third year, the developer’s Building Buddies Award aims to get children interested in the industry and raise awareness of the variety of roles available in construction.

The award scheme is being hosted at Broughton Community Infant School, located near the housebuilder’s Kingsbrook development and will run throughout the academic year.

Building Buddies is broken down into four quarters and will teach young children about planning and land, technical and design, RSPB, and construction.

There will be a chance for them to enter various design and literature competitions for which the winners will be given their very own awards.

Within the activities, pupils will get the chance to name their own development and create a logo, as well as visiting a live site and learning about site safety.

In addition to this, the school will receive a coveted Building Buddies Award which will be presented to them at the end of the academic year.

Karly Williams, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames, said: “Engaging people in the construction industry is at the forefront of our minds and we are delighted to be running this award scheme with Broughton Community Infant School’s pupils.

“Getting young children involved and interested in construction is extremely important to us, as we want to start inspiring the next generation of builders and tradespeople.

“We know from experience at our developments that young children are fascinated by diggers and other construction machinery and this is something we always try to encourage.

“We look forward to working closely with a local primary school over the next academic year and seeing what creations they can come up with in each of our competitions.”

The scheme includes:

  1. A development name and logo design competition
  2. Technical and Design – park artwork
  3. Design a bird box
  4. A site safety visit and site safety poster competition

Kingsbrook is a growing community in the heart of the Aylesbury Vale. As well as fantastic amenities close by, residents can enjoy having over 50 acres of open space on their doorstep. Community allotments and orchards, parks and sports fields make this the perfect place to set down roots.

To find out more about Barratt Homes at Kingsbrook call the sales team on 033 3355 8500 or call the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8501. Alternatively, visit the website at https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/buckinghamshire/h764601-orchard-green-@-kingsbrook/ or https://www.dwh.co.uk/new-homes/buckinghamshire/h762101-canal-quarter-@-kingsbrook/.