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Pupils from two Thurnscoe schools have given their seal of approval to the �90million regeneration programme taking place in the village.
Pupils from two Thurnscoe schools have given their seal of approval to the �90million regeneration programme taking place in the village.
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PUPILS have given a big thumbs up to a £90 million building programme taking place in their South Yorkshire village.

Youngsters from Gooseacre and The Hill primaries in Thurnscoe visited the development to see some of the new estate for themselves.

Pupils from two Thurnscoe schools have given their seal of approval to the �90million regeneration programme taking place in the village.

Pupils from two Thurnscoe schools have given their seal of approval to the �90million regeneration programme taking place in the village.

Armed with hard hats and high-visibility jackets – and delighted to be out in the sun – the youngsters were given a tour of the show home and saw future plans for the Keepmoat Homes site.

The trip was organised as part of a wider lesson on communities and the local environment.

Ann Lacey, a learning mentor at Gooseacre, said: “The pupils really enjoyed their trip to the development. It’s great for them to get out of the classroom and see a live site.

“They enjoyed looking around the show home, particularly looking in the fridge!”

Developer Keepmoat Homes is currently halfway through the first phase of building on the former Reema estate.

Known as The Seasons, the first phase of 160 new homes was named Springside by pupils from The Dearne ALC and the two primary schools.

Over the next 15 to 18 years Keepmoat Homes will create around 900 homes for sale, shared ownership or rent.