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Building Site is a Materials Rich Classroom

Children from a Halifax school swapped the classroom for a construction site to learn about materials.

Six and seven-year-old pupils of Moorside Community Primary School visited Redrow’s Wheatley Chase development as part of their science lessons.

Teacher Denise Carter explained: “The children have been learning about different materials, their properties and uses; and with Redrow building opposite the school it was a great opportunity for them to see how different materials including brick and glass are used to construct new homes.”

Located in Keighley Road, the two, three and four-bedroom homes at Wheatley Chase look traditional from the outside, and are finished in stone in keeping with neighbouring properties.

Patsy Aicken, sales director for Redrow Homes (Yorkshire), commented: “At Redrow we take pride not only in the homes we build but also in supporting the communities in which we operate. We’ve built a good relationship with our neighbours at Moorside Community Primary School and were glad to help them learn about the quality materials we use to build our homes. We hope they enjoyed the visit and have a better understanding of how different materials are chosen for specific uses.”  

It’s not the first time that children from Moorside Community Primary School have benefited from Redrow’s ‘wisdom’. They’ve previously enjoyed a demonstration of the Redrow hot air balloon as part of their science lessons, while a visit from the housebuilder’s health and safety mascot Buster Bear taught them about the dangers of construction sites.

Homebuyers can also appreciate the quality materials used to construct the homes at Wheatley Chase with a visit to the show home, open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5.30pm. And there’s the chance to take a virtual tour of the homes at

Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its New Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established more than 35 years, the company has won numerous awards over the years. Redrow received a 5* Award in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey, collected the Gold award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2011 What House? awards and its ‘Our Pride ~ Your Joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2011Housebuilder Awards for innovation and excellence. Web: