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Barratt and David Wilson Homes have donated books to schools in Newark, Beeston, Gateford, Bingham, Edwinstowe, Brinsley, Keyworth, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Mansfield

Schools across the county have received a donation of 90 educational construction books.

The books titled — We Can Build — were designed for Key Stage two pupils and introduced them to the fundamentals of the built environment, offering a glimpse into the world of architects, engineers, and site managers.

The books were donated by Barratt and David Wilson Homes and authored by construction industry graduates in the housebuilder’s ASPIRE Programme.

Barnby Road Academy pupils with the We Can Build books
Barnby Road Academy pupils with the We Can Build books

The schools that received the donation are Barnby Road Academy in Newark, John Clifford School in Beeston, Gateford Park Primary School in Gateford, Robert Miles Junior School in Bingham, St Mary's C Of E Primary School in Edwinstowe, Brinsley Primary and Nursery School in Brinsley, Keyworth Primary and Nursery School in Keyworth, Dalesthorth Primary Academy in Sutton-in-Ashfield and Birklands Primary School in Mansfield.

Anna Woolridge, deputy headteacher at Barnby Road Academy, said: “The books were widely enjoyed by the children and gave them a valuable insight into the world of work.

“This is a great initiative which we hope will benefit even more children into the future.”

This initiative has ignited the imagination of young learners, in a bid to inspire the next generation of professionals in the field.

The total of profits generated from the sale of the books have been donated to The Prince’s Trust, a charity that helps young people connect with mentors, discover career opportunities and embark on pathways towards inspiring futures.

Martyn Parker, sales director at Barratt Homes North Midlands, said: "Education is at the heart of our commitment to the communities where we build. We are thrilled to provide 90 copies of 'We Can Build' to schools across Nottinghamshire, near our developments.

“These books are a gateway to knowledge, inspiration, and the world of construction. We hope that through this donation, we can spark the curiosity of young minds, encouraging them to explore the endless possibilities within the industry.

“It's our way of investing in the future and giving back to the communities that have welcomed us.”

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