Students at St Anselm's Catholic Primary School swap textbooks for hard hats and visit Redrow's Lyon Square site
Year Five students from St Anselm's Catholic Primary School in Harrow swapped the classroom for a construction site for a day to visit Redrow’s latest scheme under development in Harrow, Lyon Square.
The nine and ten-year-olds visited the site to help them with their latest Science topic, ‘materials and their properties’, which teaches the pupils the difference between man-made and natural materials and how the properties of a material make them ideal for different uses.
Upon arrival, they were given a tour of the Lyon Square marketing suite by the onsite Sales Team and were shown a model of what the development will look like once complete. The children were then given hard hats so they could step out on the site to see the construction first hand and learn about the different materials that go into the construction of new homes.
As part of Redrow’s partnership with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the onsite construction team is currently landscaping a communal garden for wildlife to help it flourish on the site. The students were able to contribute by helping to plant bee-friendly plants around the garden.
Simon Halfhide, Sales Director at Redrow London comments: “In order to help tackle the ongoing construction skills shortage, it is very important that we expose young people to the different opportunities that are available within the sector, and we are always looking for new and innovative ways of doing this. By inviting schools and their pupils onto the site, we hope that some will be inspired to take on apprenticeships or other career paths into the industry in the future.
“We would like to thank the children and teachers at St Anselm's Catholic Primary School for spending time with us today, and look forward to building on our relationship with the school in the future, along with the rest of the local community.”
Once complete, Redrow’s new development will comprise 312 highly specified one, two and three bedroom apartments, as well as a concierge, underground parking and a gym. The new homes have already proved extremely popular with families and young professionals alike, and 57% of the apartments have already sold as savvy buyers purchase off-plan to capitalise on the excellent location.
The latest, and final, phase to launch at Lyon Square is Masters Court, which will comprise 54 one and two bedroom apartments across twelve storeys, offering homeowners breath-taking views towards Wembley Stadium and The Shard. One bedroom apartments at Masters Court start from £360,000, and selected plots will be available with Help to Buy. For further information please visit www.lyonsquare.co.uk or call 0203 733 0199.