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7 February 2018

Local students from Girton learn about town planning

Pupils from Girton Glebe Primary School welcomed the North West Cambridge Development team to hear from professionals as part of their curriculum studies in town planning.

An assembly was held for the whole school with children aged 4-11.  They were introduced the principles of town planning and shown how the site’s archaeology had evolved. The interactive assembly provided a voice for children to feedback what they liked about Eddington.

Two workshops were then held for the classes in Year 5 and 6 as part of their educational learning which allowed the children to think about what they wanted to see in a new town and to consider the infrastructure needed to move about. The pupils also handled archaeological finds from the site including pottery and a skull, to the children’s excitement.

Heather Topel, Project Director of the North West Cambridge Development said: “As a major development which is partly located within Girton, we were thrilled to be asked to participate in the curriculum of the school as part of their education about town planning. We were pleased that the children were so engaged and creative in the workshop about the North West Cambridge Development.”

Girton Glebe Primary School continue their town planning curriculum with plans for a visit in Spring.

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