GEOGRAPHY lessons were brought to life for children at a Lancashire school thanks to Elan Homes.

The housebuilder has planning consent to build 76 new homes in Lower Darwen, off Milking Lane and Millbank Road, next to Lower Darwen Primary School.

Assistant land buyer Isabel Perez and Irena Konstantinova, design and build coordinator, visited the school at the invitation of geography lead Elliot Reid.

He explained: “As part of their geography lessons the children in year three have been learning about the new homes being built next to the school. They were really excited to have Elan Homes visit the school to explain more about the processes involved in creating new homes. It really helped bring what they’ve learnt to life and has added to their excitement at seeing the homes taking shape. We’re grateful to Elan for taking the time to come into school.”

The Elan team were impressed by the efforts of the children. Some had created eco homes from cardboard, including features such as solar panels and water collection tanks. Others had created leaflets to market homes in Lower Darwen.

“The children seemed to really enjoy learning more about the homes we’re building at our Tower Gardens development,” Isabel said.

“We covered everything from why we build in certain locations; how transport, ecology, waste recycling and energy efficiency help create sustainable developments; the benefits and challenges of the new homes; to the importance of health and safety on site. The children asked lots of questions and had fun trying on high vis vests and hard hats.”

Elan awarded two of the children £25 book vouchers for their efforts in designing eco homes.

Work at the Tower Gardens development is progressing well, with the first properties due to be released for sale this spring. Prices for the three and four-bedroom semi-detached and detached homes will be announced at the launch.

For more information, or to register interest in the properties, see https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/tower-gardens.

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