Children at a Staffordshire school enjoyed an end of term treat with a special visit from TV presenter Andy Day.
His guest appearance at St Paul’s First School in Coven was arranged by Redrow Homes.
Children at the school have been learning about living things and their habitats and so the housebuilder arranged for the VIP guest to add to their learning experience.
Having worked with the popular children’s TV presenter before they knew how engaging he can be in real life and so asked Andy to deliver copies of a book which explains how Redrow supports the natural environment and ensures its developments are sustainable.
During the visit, children’s TV star Andy performed his musical dinosaur show ‘Dino Raps’ to an excited audience in the school hall.
“I started in children’s TV about 10 years ago, which is before the children at St Paul’s First School were born,” Andy laughed.
“The visit to the school was great fun – everyone really embraced the spirit of the show and after we had finished rapping the children asked lots of questions. The younger ones were mainly interested in finding out more about the TV programmes I make, but the older children were really knowledgeable about dinosaurs.”
Teacher Claire Richards said: “The children have worked really hard throughout the academic year and it was extremely kind of Redrow to arrange for Andy to visit the school for an end of term treat. Many of the children have watched his shows on TV; and the nursery class, who don’t usually attend in the afternoon, were invited back for the occasion. They were all super excited and there was a real buzz about the school and lots of audience participation. It was a great way to end the school year.”
During the visit children were given copies of ‘What Happens In Redrow Green’ and ‘How We Build Your Home’, books written by Pauline Turnbull, sales director for Redrow Homes (Midlands).
Hundreds of copies of both books have been distributed to schools across the Midlands, helping to raise awareness of how Redrow supports sustainable habitats and the range of job roles in housebuilding.
“We asked members of staff at our Tamworth office to suggest schools who they thought would deserved a star guest to help them end the year on a high,” Pauline explained.
“The age of the children at St Paul’s First School and the fact that they’ve been learning about habitats, meant it was the ideal choice for Andy to visit. It was fantastic to see them so excited and happy to join in with the show. It’s something they will remember for years to come.”
To find out more about where Redrow is building, including developments at Church View and Priory Park, in Stafford, and Amington Garden Village, in Tamworth, see www.redrow.co.uk.
Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building around 5,000 premium quality family homes a year in prime locations across England and Wales. Over Redrow’s history spanning more than 40 years, it has earned a unique reputation for quality and building beautiful homes, which people love to live in. To help achieve this it also focusses on two other key areas: valuing people and creating outstanding locations. Implementing its strategy whilst engaging with colleagues and stakeholders helps Redrow deliver significant value to investors and the wider community. Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year ended 30th June 2016, the Group reported record revenues of £1.38 billion. Redrow has been awarded the ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ title twice in the last three years at the What House? Awards. This year, Redrow was named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the fourth consecutive year. Visit redrow.co.uk for more details.