Year 5 students from Albany Primary School visited a construction site on Albany Road to give them a taste of what it’s like to work in construction.
The development being built in partnership with Cadwyn Housing Association, Davies Llewelyn Jones and Willis Construction, supported by Cardiff County Council and the Welsh Government will have 24 flats, a commercial unit and is scheduled to be finished in January 2017.
The pupils were able to take a tour, see the builders at work and see a crane in action. They even had the chance to instruct the crane operator to get materials from the top of development to the ground.Once landed, all the children received a certificate and small present to take home with them.
This visit built on their project work on architecture throughout the year. There will also be further visits next year so they can see the site closer to completion.
Simon Fry, Head of Investment for Cadwyn said ‘There’s currently a real shortage of young people entering the construction industry, so it’s great to be able to spark an interest in building at a young age. We’re really looking forward to welcoming the children back to site later in the year, when they’ll have a chance to tour the finished project’
Peter Jenkins, Director of Willis Construction said ‘The company has a longstanding relationship with Cadwyn Housing Association and we were delighted to invite groups of children from Albany Road Primary School to its new development. This gave us the opportunity to not only talk about the build process but also provide interactive and fun experiences that the children evidently thoroughly enjoyed. We hope that they went away with a positive image of the construction industry.”