Local children go on site inspection at Parkgate

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Children from Haslucks Green School made a return visit to the Parkgate development in Shirley, to catch up on progress as the scheme moves into the final months of construction.

Wearing hard hats, protective gloves and high visibility vests, over 200 pupils from Years Three to Six, were taken on a tour of the retail and leisure development by the BAM Construction team.

Robert Birch of Shirley Advance said, “The last time the children visited Parkgate, it was a large hole in the ground but now the steelwork is all in place, walls are being built and concrete has been poured, giving the children a much clearer understanding of where the shops, public squares and walkways will be when the scheme is completed in April next year.  As ever, we are very grateful to BAM for showing them the site.”

The visit was planned to coincide with the unveiling of children’s artwork produced to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the school.

Haslucks Green Head Teacher, Carol Taylor said, “We really appreciate our links with BAM and it is wonderful to be able to visit and learn about the development of Parkgate. As we celebrate our 75th Anniversary and take a look at the past, the children are following changes which will be part of their future and this is very exciting for us all.”

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