Seven children aged between five and eleven helped cut the ribbon at Reiver Homes’ high-specification property before planting bee-friendly shrubs to tie in with a project at their school.
After planting the shrubs including Armeria, Sedum and Dianthus in raised flower beds at the four-bedroom detached property, the children, wearing hi-visibility vests and hard hats, were shown bricklaying and joinery demonstrations before watching some machinery in action.
They also had a guided tour of the spacious show home, the Armstrong, which is the first of its kind to be built by Reiver Homes.
“We were delighted that Reiver Homes invited us to the opening of their show home,” said headteacher Karl Laithwaite.
“The school has benefited from their help in building our new bee garden and the new development will help with the sustainability of our village.
“We look forward to welcoming new families to the village and our school.”
Shaun Frith, site manager at Chapelfield, said: “Having a friendly school nearby is a big attraction for families looking around our show home.
“We’re delighted to have helped the school with their garden project and we hope it will be enjoyed by the local community. This is an exciting time for our Chapelfield development, with our first phase nearing completion.”
Temple Sowerby School is holding an open day on Thursday, October 11 for prospective parents and pupils. You can visit the school between 2pm and 3pm or 5pm and 6pm.
The Chapelfield show home is open 10.30am – 4.30pm Thursday – Sunday at Linden Park, Temple Sowerby, CA10 1RW.