Milton Keynes students go ‘site’ seeing at Brooklands

A site member talking to the students of Walton High

Students from Walton High have been given a practical lesson in site safety following a visit to Barratt Homes’ Brooklands development in Milton Keynes.

The school’s Year 10 classes were invited along to the new homes development on Fen Street where they met the site management team, including Jason Bond, as well as Safety Manager Danny Brady, to learn more about housebuilding and how to stay safe around a building site.

The aim of the visit was to demonstrate what goes on at a building site and all of the different trades that work at the development to craft new homes.

With Walton High’s Brooklands Campus being located close to the ongoing construction, the students were also taught how to stay safe on site and learnt about the dangers presented, before seeing some of the construction team in action.

Steve Coates, Assistant Principal at Walton High, said: “The importance of these opportunities in developing students’ understanding of the variety of careers pathways available to them must not be underestimated. First hand experiences of workplaces are integral to students’ development and I would like to thank Barratt Homes for this insightful and enjoyable event”.

Amer Alkhalil, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Northampton, said: “We’re always on the lookout for the homebuilders of the future, and we wanted to give local students a glimpse of what it’s like to work on a new homes development like Brooklands.

“These visits are also a good way to teach students all about the dangers of being on building sites, whilst promoting the importance of staying safe at all times.

“We hope that the students at Walton High had a good day with our team and that they all took away some useful information.”

For more information about Barratt Homes’ Brooklands development, please call the sales team on 033 3355 8481 or visit