Persimmon Homes South Midlands builds links with children of Pitmaston Primary School - 8848

Persimmon Homes South Midlands builds links with children of Pitmaston Primary School

One of the UK’s leading housebuilders has been building links with a School in Worcester to celebrate the opening of a brand new housing development.

Year three pupils at Pitmaston Primary School, aged seven and eight, were challenged by Persimmon Homes South Midlands to create an imaginative house of the future using Lego building blocks.

The children, split into 15 teams of six pupils, were given a week and a half to plan, design and construct their houses.  The winning team was announced in the school assembly after much deliberation from judges, Beverley Evans, a Persimmon Homes sales advisor and Lego enthusiast and brick laying contractors John Workman and Gerry Nicholls from Drinkwater Construction LLP.

The proud winners,  Evie, Lauren, Harmony, Mathew, Oscar and Katie, were then whisked off to display their masterpiece in a Lego-themed bedroom at the developer’s newly launched showhome at the Persimmon Heights development on Bransford Road.

Bev said: “The children put a lot of effort into the construction of their Lego houses, which made picking the winners extremely difficult.  The winning house was very creative with lots of intricate little details, they even included a pet dog in the front garden!

“I really think we’ve met our housebuilders of the future here at Pitmaston Primary School.”

Persimmon, who provided the school with 15 brand new packs of Lego for the project, enlisted the help of their brick laying firm, Drinkwater Construction LLP, to judge the Lego builds.

Bev added: “It was great to have John and Gerry from Drinkwater Construction LLP on board for the competition. As brick layers, they have a professional eye and were able to give feedback to the children who really wanted to learn about construction.

Drinkwater Construction LLP not only judged the competition, they also contributed £150 towards the Lego sets for the children to build their houses.

Mrs Lyons, Assistant Head Teacher at Pitmaston Primary School, said: “We were delighted to be asked by Persimmon Homes to take part in the competition. The children were very excited to create their Lego houses and get involved in an exciting team building exercise.”

“It was a fantastic way to get the pupils to demonstrate their creativity and we certainly look forward to working with Persimmon Homes again.”

Persimmon Heights can be found two miles west of central Worcester offering the perfect balance between village and city life, in close proximity to The University of Worcester, Worcester County Cricket Club and the historic Cripplegate Park.

The stunning development comprises of a wide selection of two, three and four bedroom properties.

To find out more about Persimmon Heights call 01905 312240 or click here.