The tale of The Three Little Pigs inspired youngsters from Trowbridge to find out more about how homes are built.

Pupils from The Mead Community Primary School have been using the popular traditional tale as the basis of their learning over recent weeks, covering subjects such as science, design technology and English.

They took the classroom outside as they visited Barratt Homes’ new development in Westbury to find out what it takes to build a ‘wolf-proof’ house.

During their visit to White Horse View the five and six-year-olds were shown one of the five-star housebuilder’s finished products before being given a tour of the new development. They got to see homes at various stages of construction and were taught how houses are built from the foundations up. They were able to see some of the machinery required to build homes, including diggers and cranes.

In total, 90 children got the chance to visit the White Horse View development and teacher Lucie O’Leary said the pupils are already incorporating the learnings into their work in the classroom.

She said: “It was a brilliant opportunity for our pupils to discover the different materials and processes that go into building not just a house, but a new community. They were all interested to find out how a house goes from a brick shell to the finished product. What the children have learnt has enriched their learning and has definitely supported them when they headed back to the classroom.”

Matt Oberholzer, Barratt Homes’ site manager at White Horse View, added: “It was a pleasure to welcome the pupils from The Mead Primary School, particularly as we’re at such an interesting stage in the construction of our new development in Westbury. Working with the local community is very important to us so it was fitting for local schoolchildren to get a behind the scenes look at White Horse View.”