Primary school pupils were treated to a morning of fun activities as part of our work in the community while we build new homes in their village.
Our staff visited Iron Acton Primary School together with staff from our construction partners Lovell, ecologist Rob Craine and Yvonne Cox from Hedgehog Rescue in Yate to run a series of activities. Throughout the morning all the school’s pupils had the chance to get up close with a hedgehog, see skulls of local wildlife and decorate and make bat and bird boxes which will be put up around the school grounds after Easter. They also had a challenge to work together in teams to build their own mini home.
Customer Liaison Officer Sarah Durbin said: “It was a really good day. All the pupils really seemed to enjoy themselves, they were really engaged during all the activities; it was great to see them so interested.”
The housing association is building 27 new homes in Algars Drive, Chilwood Close and Nibley Lane in the village. The homes are part of 72 affordable homes we are building across several sites in Iron Acton and neighbouring Coalpit Heath to replace 44 existing non-traditional properties which were in poor condition and suffering from issues such as damp and draughts.
The new properties are a mix of rental and shared ownership homes. So far we've completed 12 homes in Coalpit Heath, with the remaining homes in both villages due to be completed in phases before the end of the year.