Old Hutton Primary School – Top of the Class

Posted on March 18, 2010 | News

It was wellies, hard hats and high-visibility jackets all round when the youngsters of Old Hutton Primary School paid us a visit on site.

Fortunately the sun stayed out as the party of infants, school staff and parents were guided around Pear Tree Park by our construction director, Andrew Taylor. This was the school’s third visit to our site in Holme village and it’s always a pleasure to show them round.

The children loved seeing men at work in their diggers, and they were excited to look inside an unfinished house where they could see all the pipework.

Infant class teacher Molly Long told us: “It was a super visit and the children learned so much. The parents also were delighted with the fact we could go and see houses being built first-hand.”

This term the infants have been learning about houses and homes across the school curriculum – from building Lego houses in design and technology, to making a collage of the Three Little Pigs in art. The visit has helped to bring the topic to life and, back in the classroom, they have been making lists of everything needed to build a house. Their next project is even more ambitious – a set of instructions on how to build a house from scratch!