Children from Oasis Woodview Primary School in Birmingham met with representatives from Bupa, NFB and Metnor Construction yesterday.

During the visit, the pupils were taught about the essential qualities that are needed on a construction site. Collaboration and teamwork were the order of the day.

The school is close to the site of our project for Bupa’s new £7.3 million care home. At the end of last year pupils from the school buried a time capsule at the site filled with their memories and memorabilia to celebrate the start of the project.

Charlie Thompson, Marketing Manager of Metnor Construction, said: “The pupils had great fun, and so did we. They took to the challenge in no time and before we knew it the room was filled with fantastic shapes and a buzz of enthusiasm.”

“Meeting the community and engaging children in these activities is a great opportunity for us to showcase the construction industry. Supported by the NFB (National Federation of Builders) we were able to demonstrate the latest technology taking small groups of children at a time to experience BIM (Building information Modelling) through the use of Virtual reality Goggles.”

Work started on the 62 bed home in August last year and is due for completion in October this year. The care home will have a multi-purpose activities room, hair and beauty salon, landscaped gardens and a rooftop terrace.