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Students from Tibshelf Community School attend site safety tour by Rippon Homes

Posted on 20th February 2018 in General

37 GCSE Product Design students from Tibshelf Community School attended Rippon Homes’ Cavendish Gardens development recently to learn the importance of site safety.

The educational visit introduced the students to the tools and machinery used within construction, as well as the importance of health and safety on site.

The students, aged between 14 and 15, were given an early insight into the opportunities available within the construction industry, particularly at Rippon.

Rippon apprentices Kieran Thompson and Joshua Ikin were also on hand to answer any of the students’ questions throughout the tour, and advising how to achieve a career within construction.

Craig Hart, Construction Director Designate at Rippon said, “We invited Tibshelf School to visit our site as we believe it is important to educate people on site safety. The students were very attentive throughout the whole visit, asking many questions about the site itself and careers within Rippon.”

He continued, “It’s great to see the students so interested in the site, and I hope that we were able to inspire and educate throughout their visit.”

Gary Wallis, Head of Careers at Tibshelf Community School said:

“Since the students have no real building site experience, Rippon’s tour gave them a fantastic opportunity to see how a building site works from a safety aspect. The tour also gave them a chance to see how the skills they learn in school are applied to the real working environment. I’m sure this will enhance their job opportunities when they are ready to enter the world of work.”

The Cavendish Gardens development features a mixture of 57 three bedroom semi-detached houses and three and four bedroom detached houses.

Tibshelf village offers everything a homebuyer could ask for, including shops, pubs and a doctor’s surgery, as well as a primary school and the newly-built Tibshelf Community School.

Close to the M1, Tibshelf provides great transport links to Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield, with local bus routes linking to neighbouring towns and villages.

Sales Assist and Help to Buy schemes are available on homes at Cavendish Gardens. With Sales Assist, Rippon Homes will pay estate agent fees and arrange for an Energy Performance Certificate, saving you time and money.

The marketing and sales office at Cavendish Gardens is open five days a week, from Thursday to Monday, 10.30pm to 5.30pm from Saturday 14th October. For further details call Julia Varney, on 07776 305524, or visit

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