Pupils from John Hampden Primary School in Thame last month donned their hard hats and quizzed management at David Wilson Homes about the new Windmill Place development in the town. The budding reporters were armed with questions about the 99 new homes currently under construction on the site of the former football ground.

Interviewing Site Manager Dave Tolmie and Sales Director Paul Moran, the housebuilders were questioned on everything from the number of bricks used to build the homes to the eco features of the properties that were launched last week.

Following the interview, the pupils were given an opportunity to lay a brick and have a look at the houses and the construction machinery in action.

Paul Moran, Sales Director for David Wilson Homes Southern comments: “We very much enjoyed having the pupils on site, answering their questions and giving them the chance to lay their own brick wall. It’s important for children to understand how properties are being built today and why energy saving features such as those at Windmill Place are important in the future of housebuilding.

“We were very impressed the well thought out questions that we were asked and their brick work too. Who knows, maybe in a few years that they might even be interested in a career in construction themselves.”