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Top marks as BoKlok visits local schools
Two primary schools local to the BoKlok on the Brook site, take part in the BoKlok Homes for the Future design session.
As part of the BoKlok community engagement, BoKlok visited Christ the King Catholic Primary School and Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy during the summer to run a Homes for the Future session. The session is designed to introduce children to new concepts in housing they would not have come across previously. Concepts like why building sustainable housing is so important, how BoKlok build homes that are high quality, and other aspects of the BoKlok value-based way-of-working. Pupils were invited to think about housing as more than just a place to live, but as a place from which we create stable and thriving communities.
As an example, the children were introduced to the BoKlok innovative housing methods. Both schools are situated close to the site of the upcoming development BoKlok on the Brook, so many of these concepts would’ve been witnessed first-hand by the pupils. Following this, the children were given the opportunity to design their very own ‘home of the future’. They were asked to design what they thought houses would look like in 10, 20 or even 30 years. The session also introduces children to careers they may not know exist, along with the importance of teamwork within a company like BoKlok.
The pupils were engaged and delighted to share their creative designs.
Ms Kingscote from Christ the King Catholic Primary School said,
“Our visit from BoKlok inspired our year 3 children to think outside the box (literally). The children were encouraged to think creatively about designing, developing, and creating new homes, as well as considering sustainability. It was lovely for the children to have complete independence of their own designs - this really allowed their creative flair to blossom! The visit certainly inspired some budding designers and architects too”
The designs created by the children of have since become the main feature of the BoKlok site hoarding surrounding the development in Bristol. The BoKlok development in Bristol consist of 173 new homes on Airport Road. This will be the first BoKlok development in the UK, using Modern Methods of Construction.