School Visit

Kingsbridge school children get a lesson in safety and home building at Applegate Park

14 February 2022

Year One pupils from Kingsbridge Community Primary School became VIP visitors for the day at a popular new build home development, as part of a school Geography project.

West Country housebuilder Devonshire Homes hosted 45 children from the local primary school to its popular Kingsbridge development, Applegate Park. Launched in 2020, Applegate Park is a collection of one, two, three and four bedroom homes located off Belle Hill.

Five and six year olds from the nearby primary school were taken on a tour of the development by Site Managers Wayne Skelley and David Bassett, and learnt all about how energy efficient new build homes are. As part of their Geography project, Year One were learning about the differences between urban and rural areas and physical and human features on their local environment. Adding to their learning, Wayne and David explained to the children how new homes are built, how and why Devonshire Homes’ properties are energy efficient and why new build homes are needed in Kingsbridge.

The young Geographers also got the opportunity to see construction in progress, as well as look inside the show home.

In addition to exploring how important energy efficient homes are in protecting the local environment, the students also learnt how to be safe around construction sites. Wayne and David highlighted the dangers of using sites as playgrounds and why there are specific measures in place. Back at the school, Year One participated in a competition which saw each student draw their dream house. Isaac Wall, 6, was the lucky winner of a WH Smith’s voucher with his dream house featuring a quicksand pit, secret underground laboratory, and a space room.

Henry Everitt, Year One teacher at Kingsbridge Community Primary School, commented: “We want to say a huge thank you to the Devonshire Homes team for welcoming our Year One classes to Applegate Park. The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing a working construction site and what they learnt from the visit supported and expanded on what we have been learning in our Geography lessons.”

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

“We were more than happy to welcome the children of Kingsbridge Community Primary School to Applegate Park. It’s important to us that the next generation of the local community understand why we build new homes and how we incorporate energy efficient assets to protect the environment for their future. We hope that the children enjoyed their visit and gained an 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 Applegate Park, we have a beautiful range of homes available with special offers on some house styles. Pop into the Marketing Suite and ask our Sales Executives for more information.”

Currently, three and four bedroom homes are available to reserve at Applegate Park with prices starting from £429,950. Two bedroom homes will be released imminently.

For more information, please call the Sales Executives on 01548 800807 or email to arrange a virtual or face-to-face appointment. The Applegate Park Marketing Suite and show home are open daily, 10am to 5pm.