Construction site lesson for the children of Marsh Gibbon Primary School

August 6, 2021In News4 Minutes

August 2021: Children from Marsh Gibbon Primary School experienced for themselves a real life construction site when they visited Deanfield Homes’ Deanfield View development recently for a construction lesson.

The children from Year 4 and 5 were divided into groups and donned hard hats and a high vis jacket to really feel the part. Contracts Manager, Steve and Site Manager Mark spent time chatting to the children explaining how a house is built and also the importance of being safe on or near a construction site.

Paul Alford, Headteacher of Marsh Gibbon Primary School said,

“Our Hedgehog Class and Fox Class had a very interesting trip to the Deanfield Homes site. The children had an extremely informative tour and thoroughly enjoyed learning about how a house is built. They especially enjoyed watching Simon the forklift driver demonstrating what the forklift could do! “I couldn’t believe how far it could extend,” one child commented.  A huge thank you to Deanfield Homes for organising this amazing event.”

As well as the site visit, Deanfield Homes also held a drawing competition and asked the children to create a picture of what they think a construction site looks like. The entries were so colourful and creative and judging was a really hard task. Eventually the winners were chosen – Clementine in Year 4 and Tobias in Year 5.

Deanfield Homes donated £25 Amazon vouchers to each of the winners and a further £50 donation to the school. The children also went home with a Deanfield Homes pad and pen which they loved.

Annette Gaskell, Sales and Marketing Manager for Deanfield Homes comments, “We had a really wonderful time with the children from Marsh Gibbon Primary School and it was great to see their interest in everything that happens on a construction site. Engaging with the local community where we build our developments is extremely important to us and we are really pleased that we were able to spend time giving the children a tour of the site as well as explaining how to stay safe near a building site.

“Judging the drawing competition was also particularly hard and I would like to thank all the children for their wonderful entries.”

Off plan demand is extremely high for the homes at Deanfield View with all the homes now reserved. The development will feature 10, two, three and four bedroom homes as well as a brand new village shop to serve the local community, with the homes being ready for occupation in the Winter 2021.

Deanfield View sits in the heart of the picturesque village of Marsh Gibbon, which is approximately four miles east of Bicester and 11 miles north west of Aylesbury. It is also conveniently located with good commuter links to junction 9 of the M40 and Bicester North and Bicester Village train stations, with connections to Oxford, London Marylebone and Birmingham.

Deanfield Homes is an experienced housebuilder specialising in small to medium sized residential developments in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. It is committed to building new homes that integrate into established communities, which are sympathetic to the environment and local architectural styles. With high quality workmanship and specification, every Deanfield home is built with passion, the result being a home that anyone would be proud to call their own.