Published on 24 November 2015
Fife school pupils made themselves at home when they enjoyed a talk from the housebuilding company behind their local development.
The Marketing Manager from Perth-based Stephen gave a presentation to 20 Primary 3/4 pupils from Carnock Primary School in Carnock, near Dunfermline on the subject of planning and building the new homes within ‘The Beeches’ development, which is just a few minutes’ walk from the school.
As part of the wider class project, the children also toured the stunning showhome, exploring its layout and design features. They then used this knowledge to create their own 3D homes for their families.
Tom Buchanan, Marketing Manager commented, “As the catchment school for ‘The Beeches’, we were delighted to be approached to help with the class project and to give something back to the local community. It was great to hear the children’s comments and questions about the showhome, its layout and so on, and to see their own 3D home creations which they designed to suit their own families.”
Meanwhile, Kirsty Harrower, Class Teacher added, “We approached Stephen to help with our project which focused on how the area’s housing meets the community’s needs. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit from Tom to explain the planning process of the new homes and how they are built. The children also greatly benefitted from seeing the showhome and how it’s laid out. Tom further enhanced their learning by coming in and giving feedback on their own 3D homes and pointing out the importance of the planning process before building. The children thoroughly enjoyed the learning topic and it was made ever more valuable when put into a real life context.”
The development of 41 homes-in-the-making, on Carneil Road, includes a mix of two, three and four bedroom bungalows, and three, four and five bedroom villas.
For more information on ‘The Beeches’, Carnock, by Dunfermline, please visit http://www.stephen.co.uk/.