A GROUP of year six children from Halwin School enjoyed a slightly unusual trip to a Coastline Housing development site at Rame Cross, near Penryn.

The visit, hosted by builders 3MS Construction, was designed to give the children an overview of how, and why, new homes are built for local communities. After donning some hard hats and hi-vis vests for a tour of the construction site and a talk from site manager Neil Purdy about the building process, they then had a discussion with Coastline’s Karen Goldup and Liz Bracelin about how and why housing schemes are developed.

Karen said: “It was a pleasure to have the children visit the site at Rame Cross. They were very well behaved, interested in what was happening on site and engaged in a good debate about affordable housing. There were lots of questions but, more importantly, they had fun.”

Mark Healey, from 3MS Construction, added: “We were delighted to welcome the children from Halwin School to our site. It was a great opportunity for them to see how a construction project is run and the importance of things like health and safety. They were superb and we’re glad we could help promote a positive image of construction and the importance of providing local affordable housing.”

Following on from the visit, the children were going back to the classroom to use what they had learned in a variety of numeracy, literacy and science challenges.

The Coastline Housing development at Rame Cross will provide 15 new affordable homes made up of one and two bedroom bungalows and two and three bedroom houses. Of these, 11 will be for affordable rent and five will be offered for shared ownership. The scheme is due to be completed by January.