Kilburn Park School pupils learn about construction and property development on trip to Queen’s Park Place

November 26th 2014

A group of twenty Year 3 pupils from Kilburn Park School have taken a tour of Queen’s Park Place, one of the new developments currently being built within the South Kilburn regeneration area.

Kilburn Park Year 3 pupils taking a tour of Queens Park Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the trip, which was organised by Brent Council and Bouygues Development, the children wore high visibility jackets for the site tour, learnt about health and safety issues and were given information on careers in construction and property development.

Laurence Keel, Headteacher at Kilburn Park School, said:

“This has been a great opportunity for the children to study aspects of urban regeneration as part of their Year 3 geography topic ‘In the News’. Children returned to school and wrote their own newspaper front pages based on their visit.”

Lara Rushby, Project Manager at Bouygues Development, said:

“As part of the continuous activities for community involvement, related to the delivery of Queen’s Park Place, Bouygues Development and Brent Council are organising site visits for local schools. It was a nice afternoon for all involved. More visits are expected to start in early spring next year.”

Councillor Margaret McLennan, Lead Member for Regeneration and Housing at Brent Council said:

“It is fantastic that these school children had the opportunity to visit a South Kilburn development to gain an insight into how South Kilburn is being transformed.

“You never know, this first hand experience might develop into a career in regeneration for some of them!”

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Image: The children on the tour

Category: Community news
Tags: Bouygues Development, Housing, pupil visit, Queens Park Place, Regeneration