Local Contractor inspires Girl Guides with engaging construction site visit

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Local housebuilder plays an active role in promoting gender diversity within the construction industry by extending invitation to a Buckingham Girl guide unit for an enlightening site visit at their St Rumbold’s Fields development, bucks herald reports.

Hosted by Barratt North Thames, the site visit taught the young women about what the industry has to offer, what goes into building a home and new communities, and the importance of sustainable features whilst building. 

The Girl Guides were taken on a tour of the live site and given the opportunity to help build a wall to one of the new homes. To finish the day, they were treated to a play in the newly launched ‘Saint Steeple’s Park’ on the David Wilson Homes of the development.  

 Janet Bowden, leader at Buckingham Girl Guides, commented: “It was so amazing to not only be given the rare opportunity to see what goes on inside a live building site, but to see our Girlguiding unit getting stuck into the building tasks and learning many new skills throughout the day.  

“It was so lovely for Barratt North Thames to invite us down to the site for a second time this year, and give the Girl Guides the tools to attack the world in the same way everyone else can and make them believe they can do anything.

“I look forward to seeing the St Rumbold’s Field’s development grow and am happy to know that one building in that development was built with the help of our young women.” 

Marc Woolfe, Head of Sales for Barratt North Thames, commented: “Bringing the Buckingham Girl Guides to the development again brought such an enjoyable day and the young women showed tremendous enthusiasm for the construction industry.  

“We hope they learnt a host of transferrable skills from the meeting, including the job opportunities available in the construction industry, what goes into new homes developments, and how this positively affects local communities.  

“The Girl Guides did an excellent job at helping to build the wall and we believe that we certainly have a few great construction workers on our hands in the future!” 

Barratt North Thames is currently building its St Rumbold’s Fields development in Buckingham. Current availability at St Rumbold’s Fields is a selection of two, three and four-bedroom homes, with pricing starting from £275,000. 

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