CHILDREN from a Ledbury nursery have "adopted" six homes at a housing development in the town.

The kids from Busy Bees Nursery were invited to the Barrett Homes development in Leadon Way, adopting six of the homes currently under construction.

This means that when they are built and bought, the children will hand over the keys.

The children were given a tour of the site by senior site manager Hayley Chilton, who answered a number of questions from the budding builders, such as “how does the roof go on?” and “how long until they’re finished?”.

The visit was organised as part of Barratt’s effort to connect with the local community and encourage site safety to schools and children in the area.

The children will visit Hawk Rise again to sign off the homes they have adopted and to hand over the keys to their new owners.

Emma Davies, term time manager at Busy Bees Ledbury, said: "We really appreciate Barratt homes giving us the opportunity to visit the site. It was a great adventure for us and inspired lots of learning, both on site and when we returned to Busy Bees.

"The children were thrilled to wear their hard hats and hi-vis vests, really making them look the part on the site.

"We all had an incredible time learning about how a house is built, the materials used and what a building site looks like.

"The whole visit had been planned well for us, and was the most wonderful experience for the children and staff."

During their visit, the children were also gifted their own Barratt Homes PPE, with specially made hi vis vests and hard hats to ensure that they were safe and visible on site.

They even had the opportunity to see the vast amount of equipment it takes to make a house a home.

Tanya Silk, sales manager at Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome the children from Busy Bees Nursery to Hawk Rise in Ledbury.

"The children have adopted a number of affordable housing plots, and will have the opportunity to visit the site again to see them when they are all finished.

“As a five star builder, it is important that we promote site safety to local children in what can be a very dangerous environment, and encourage those who could be building homes in the future."

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