Houghton Conquest Lower School pupils have been given a safety talk at Mulberry Homes’ nearby development Houghton Fields as part of a wider Road Safety Week campaign.

The local developer invited pupils to the site and donated 120 high visibility reflector clips to the whole school to help them stay safe and seen as part of the campaign.

The visit aimed to teach pupils about staying safe on the roads and identified the potential dangers of a live building site for younger children.

Road Safety Week took place between 19th and 25th November and inspires thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the week and beyond.

Julie Heaslip, Year 2 Class Teacher at Houghton Conquest Lower School, said: “We’re very grateful to Mulberry Homes for supporting such a great initiative and we really appreciate the hi-vis bag tags they’ve provided for our children to wear on their way to and from school during Road Safety Week and beyond.

“Being given the chance to visit a live development and learn more about staying safe near a building site was really exciting and interesting for the pupils and we have all learnt a lot from the experience!”

The high-performing school was recently rated Good in the latest Ofsted report and caters for children from pre-school until Key Stage 2.

Greg Driscoll, Project Manager for Mulberry Homes at Houghton Fields, said: “With the school being so close to the development it made sense for us to invite the pupils to site to come and learn about safety.

“This was a great opportunity for them to find out more about what happens on a building site and show them the progress we have made here.”

Houghton Fields is a beautiful development set in the stunning village of Houghton Conquest on Bedford Road. Each of the properties has been expertly designed to feature traditional exteriors and unique elevations that are perfectly blended with luxurious and modern interiors.

Local amenities include a local village shop, a selection of family pubs, a village hall and local well regarded lower and upper schools.  Houghton Conquest offers excellent transport links with its close proximity to Bedford, Northampton, Luton and Milton Keynes as well as the M1 motorway.

Established in 2011 and based in Northamptonshire, Mulberry Homes is a medium housebuilder that provides quality properties across the wider midlands. It specialises in individual and small developments with their own looks and personalities and builds traditional homes with modern layouts.