PUPILS from Nether Alderley Primary School were treated to a taste of life on a busy building site when they visited Bellway Homes’ Heatherley Wood development at Alderley Park.

The informative and educational visit was undertaken by 15 pupils from year 6 (age 10 and 11), along with headteacher Richard Craven.

The visit comprised a health and safety-focused introduction to the residential development taking place and an overview of the job roles and processes needed for the construction of the homes.

Accompanied by Bellway’s senior site manager Karl Henshaw, the children were invited to don hard hats and high visibility vests and walk to the perimeter of the site.

Karl stressed the importance of health and safety, highlighting the many dangers the children would face if they strayed onto a working construction site, and the children had the opportunity to ask about housebuilding.

Mr Craven said: “The visit was a super experience for the children as they were able to gain an appreciation of the build process.

“It was also very useful to highlight the many hazards on working developments, especially as this one is so close to our school. We are very grateful to Bellway for facilitating this for us.”

Senior site manager at Bellway Homes, Karl Henshaw, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the group to Heatherley Wood.

“The children were very well behaved and showed a real interest in the development taking place.

“I hope we’ve inspired some of them to consider construction as a future career once they leave school.”

Heatherley Wood is a development of 50 properties, featuring four, five and six-bedroom executive detached homes and a handful of four-bedroom townhouses.