Higgins Construction and Ocean Regeneration Trust have helped a local primary school fund a day trip to France for year 6 pupils. Children from Halley Primary School, close to Ocean Estate in Tower Hamlets, received £500 from each company to enable the children to visit. Without this funding, the trip could not have gone ahead.
Paul Cooke, New Business Director for Higgins Construction comments, “We are delighted to have been able to help Halley Primary School raise enough money to send the children to France for the day. Visiting another country really helps broaden a child’s development and also allows them to put the French they have learnt at school into practice.”
Prior to the school children going on the trip, the site team and Higgins Construction’s health and safety mascot Phil Safe visited the school for a grand tour and to meet the children going on the trip. The children had also made a scrapbook of thank you letters for the team and showcased a video they had prepared, highlighting where they were going and some of the research they had carried out on both companies. Finally the team was tested on their knowledge of French against the children.
Ocean Estate in Tower Hamlets is a development of 225 residential units within three residential blocks, creating a mixture of private and affordable housing. The three blocks will vary in height from two to thirteen storeys and will include basement parking and landscaping. The creation of two new pedestrian priority streets will also form a crucial link from the existing neighbourhood centre to the established Whitehorse Open Space.