St. Modwen Welcomes Local SEN School to SMP Derby


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Students from Carlton Digby School in Nottingham were recently given an insight into the working world thanks to a visit to St. Modwen Park Derby.

More than 20 students from the school, which provides high-quality education for learners with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities aged between 3-18 years, visited the 54,000 sq ft St. Modwen Logistics warehouse and took part in a range of activities designed to help them understand the types of businesses and operations that would be likely occupy this type of unit.

Following a series of short talks from St. Modwen development staff, students were given a tour of the facility and even held an impromptu race before settling into the task of taking what they had learned from the day to design their own buildings using a variety of different materials.

The visit was arranged ahead of Open Doors Week – an initiative aimed at allowing people to go behind the site hoardings to understand the range of careers available across the construction industry –  and was designed to encourage the children to gain insight into how a joint warehouse and office facility works and how it is built, as well as engaging them with a possible career path which could be an option for them once they leave the education system.

“It was a real pleasure for us to host Carlton Digby students at St. Modwen Park Derby recently. The children were incredibly enthusiastic and blown away by the sheer size of the building and we hope that they found the day inspiring. As a responsible developer, we are always looking at how we can help to support communities near to all of our sites and this was a particularly heart-warming day for everybody involved.”

Nick Harrington, Senior Construction Manager – St. Modwen Developments