Local students from Wyvil School had a first look and a behind-the-scenes tour of Mount Anvil’s Keybridge development, which will also be home to their new school building at Keybridge Capital.
Keybridge in Vauxhall is set to provide 595 mixed tenure homes, cafés and retail shops, public artworks and vast green spaces. It will also give Wyvil School best-in-class new facilities and play spaces and space to grow.
Due for completion in March 2021, the expansion of Wyvil Primary School will take them from a 2FE to a 4FE primary school – making space for an additional 360 pupils. The development’s also delivering wider community benefits including an out of school hours community hall.
Thirty year three pupils, aged 7-8, donned hard hats and high-vis jackets today to get a behind the scenes look at the newly laid foundations for the school’s extension. It was a practical and fun way to teach them about the importance of staying safe on a construction site and what life on a construction site is all about. Under the close supervision of Mount Anvil’s senior project manager, Nyron Higgins, the children were even able to stand on the newly laid foundations.
The students enjoyed a lively series of talks, practical demonstrations and met a wide range of construction trades people as they toured the site.
Nyron Higgins, senior project manager at Mount Anvil, said: “These site visits continue to strengthen our relationship with the local community and are a great way of connecting the kids to the bigger picture.
We also see it an opportunity to inspire the future generation, and a great way to showcase the wide range of career options available to young people within the industry as we had the whole team involved.”
Andrew Terrey, Headteacher at Wyvil School, commented: “Back at school, the visits help to animate the curriculum – making maths, geography, English and other subjects come alive. Both the students and teachers enjoyed the opportunity to see the progress being made, we can’t wait for 2021.”