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Chudleigh Knighton school children get a lesson in safety and home building at The Tors

26 January 2018

Fifteen pupils from Chudleigh Knighton Primary School became VIP visitors for the day at a new development of family homes, as part of a school project on homes, housing and construction. 

Children from Chudleigh Knighton Primary School visited Devonshire Homes’ popular Bovey Tracey development, The Tors, a collection of two, three, four and five bedroom homes located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Ten and eleven-year-olds from the nearby primary school were taken on a tour of the development by site manager, Frank Walsh and Sales Manager Diana Stowers, to find out how new homes are built, see construction in progress, as well as a look inside the show home. 

During the visit, children learnt how to be safe around construction sites. Frank and Diana highlighted to the children the dangers of using sites as playgrounds and why there are specific safety measures in place. The children also completed an exercise in naming all the trades and professions that are involved in building a house.   

Kate Collins, Head of Teaching and Learning at Chudleigh Knighton Primary Schools, said: 

“We want to say a huge thank you to the team for such a fantastic and informative morning. The children were absolutely buzzing on arrival back to school.” 

Jane Pearce, Sales and Marketing Director at Devonshire Homes, commented:  

“We were more than happy to welcome the children of Chudleigh Knighton Primary School to The Tors in Bovey Tracey. We hope that the visit was valuable to the children, that they’ve gained and understanding of how homes are built, as well as the importance of safety on construction sites.” 

Jane continued: “We look to welcome families on our developments and at the Tors we have a beautiful range of homes available and currently have special offers on some house types. Pop in to the Marketing Suite and ask our Sales Executives for more information.” 

The Tors is located within easy reach of the English Riviera and Exeter. The town of Bovey Tracey is bustling, with a close-knit community and plenty of amenities as well as being conveniently close to the major commuter routes of the A38 and the M5. Prices currently start from £229,950 for a freehold two bedroom house.