A LOCAL West Linton Rainbows group visited the Springfield Robinsland development site to achieve a new badge and help them on their way to becoming civil engineers of the future.
The girls, aged five to seven, who attend the nearby West Linton Primary School, needed to complete five challenges in order to accomplish their ‘I could be a Civil Engineer’ badge.
Having already looked at structures, learned about foundations, ground conditions and made paper windmills with a wind farm engineer the youngsters were well on their way to achieving their badge.
Springfield were delighted to offer the group a tour of the Robinsland site as it backs onto the local school, which is where the Rainbows troupe hold their weekly meetings. During the visit, they explored the development and got the opportunity to see first-hand the homes in the various stages of construction.
Hannah Amos, a volunteer for the Rainbows, joined the girls and the Springfield workers at Robinsland.
She said: “The girls have found it very interesting to go and walk around the site that they look out on to from their school playing field everyday.
“They were fascinated to get to see the houses being built that their friends may one day live in. It was a perfect visit and I have had reports that the girls have been telling everyone about how the houses are made.”
James O’Neil, Springfield site manager at Robinsland West Linton, was enthused by the troupe’s excitement.
He said: “It was great to give the girls a chance to see the different stages of construction and to learn a bit about the importance of health and safety on a building site.
It is important that we encourage children to see first-hand the many different aspects of construction and encourage them to consider a career in this interesting field of work. I hope the visit will help them all secure their ‘I could be a Civil Engineer’ badge.”
With three-bedroom semi-detached homes starting from £220,000, it is easy to see why Springfield’s Robinsland development has been extremely popular.
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