Even before the first home is built at Rugby, we have developed great relationships with local schools around the site getting them involved in designing houses of the future, science exhibitions and creating signage for our traffic calming schemes.
Hillmorton Primary School, the closest primary school to the first phase of development, was really keen to explore the history of the site and in June the whole school (over 200 pupils) visited the Station C building. Built in 1926, Grade II listed and once the hub of the world’s most powerful radio station – the building is inspiring, vast and old. The children loved it and the whole school got involved in the project. Some children wrote poetry, created artwork, films or photography. Working with the Head and her teaching team, it was inspiring to see how they used history as an anchor to bring the strengths of different pupils out through their work. This project has really set the tone for how we will continue to work with other local schools as we develop Houlton and indeed our own school when it opens in 2017.