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Pupils’ site visit is blooming great

Green-fingered pupils from a Barnsley primary school have been learning about horticulture and construction in an action-packed visit to a local housing development.

The group from Littleworth Grange Outwood Primary Academy, aged between four and seven, took a trip around Harron Homes’ Meadow View development, which is adjacent to their school.

A team of Harron Homes’ landscaping experts led the first part of the tour, explaining to pupils how they turn a newly-completed housing development into a flourishing and colourful environment.

The group got the chance to try their hand at some landscaping, planting a variety of spring bulbs on a newly resurfaced green space towards the front of the development.

Harron Homes’ Site Manager Tony Smith then took the pupils on a walkthrough of the development, showing them new homes at various stages of their build, and teaching them about site safety.

Each pupil also received a Harron Homes drawstring goody bag as a souvenir of the day.

Debbie Lindley, EYFS leader at Littleworth Grange Outwood Primary Academy, accompanied the pupils on their visit.

Alison Taylor-Shaw, Sales Director Designate for Harron Homes North Midlands, added: “It was fantastic to welcome such a lively and enthusiastic group of pupils to Meadow View. We’re so pleased they had a great time and had an opportunity to learn something new in a different environment, outside of the classroom.

“We always look to engage with local communities wherever we’re building new homes. In this case, with a neighbouring school close by, we were keen to offer the pupils a chance to see the development up close and play a role in shaping how it will look in the future.

“We look forward to seeing the bulbs that they’ve planted flowering in the spring.”