Grange over sands Primary school visit

Posted on February 10, 2014 | News

Cumbrian Home Builder Visits Grange CE Primary

Pupils at Grange CE Primary School have recently built on their knowledge of homes and how homes are constructed thanks to a visit from Russell Armer Homes’ construction director, Andrew Taylor.

The pupil have been working on a project about building and buildings through the ages, comparing homes of the past with those of the present day.

Andrew Taylor, who is overseeing the building of four-bedroom houses at Pengarth, Grange-over-Sands, went into the classroom armed with samples of building materials that the children could see and handle. This allowed them to discover how modern roofs and walls are constructed and of what they are composed.

Andrew explained how a home is built and then helped children build their own ‘properties’, using cereal boxes, yogurt cartons and other craft materials.  The pupils worked to a plan for their ideal house, which they had already drawn.  As they built their dream home, Andrew was on hand to watch and assist.

Andrew Taylor says: “Russell Armer Homes has been part of the Cumbrian landscape for over 50 years and we believe in engaging with community and education projects like that at Grange Primary School, so that we can give something back to our homeowners and potential homeowners.

“The children were very enthusiastic and had some great ideas.  Maybe some of them could be Russell Armer Homes employees of the future!”

Russell Armer Homes’ Pengarth development has been designed in the style of the Arts & Crafts movement.  For more details of Russell Armer Homes visit