We can build: Milton Keynes homebuilder donates educational books to primary school

Lavendon School has received a donation of 50 educational books written by graduates on David Wilson Homes’ ASPIRE Programme.

Two pupils at Lavendon Fields reading a We Can Build book

The book, named ‘We Can Build’, takes readers on the journey of building a house through the various professions in the housebuilding industry.

It introduces young learners to the basic building blocks of the built environment, sustainability and will inspire the next generation of Architects, Engineers and Site Managers.

In addition, 100% of the profits of the sale of the books are going to The Prince’s Trust; a charity that helps to connect young people with mentors, career opportunities and provide pathways into inspiring futures.

Lisa Watson, Headteacher at Lavendon School, said: “We are very grateful for the kind donation of these books to our school. It will enable the children to understand the various roles within the construction industry and hopefully inspire some of our children to develop a real interest and potentially enter this field in later years. It is wonderful to see that the proceeds from this book will go straight back into helping young people too.”

The school, located close to David Wilson Homes’ Lavendon Fields development on White Canons Drive, has also made the most of the opportunity to see some of the roles in construction first hand, having recently visited the construction site to learn about housebuilding and site safety.

John Dillon, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “We are really proud of this year’s cohort of ASPIRE graduates for the amazing book they have put together.

“The book covers all elements of construction including architecture, engineering, surveying, site management, construction and sales. We hope that the book might inspire some of the pupils of Lavendon School to become the next generation in the industry.”

For more information about Lavendon Fields, visit the website or call the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8486.