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Mulbury and DXI help Brownies earn engineering badge

A Southport Brownie group got up close and personal with diggers and tippers on a local building site last week.

In a bid to support the Brownie group with their efforts to earn the ‘I could be a Civil Engineer’ challenge badge, Mulbury and its remediation contractor, DXI, invited the group to a site visit at their latest development next to Southport Hospital.

The scheme, which will create 153 new homes on behalf of Torus housing group, is undergoing groundworks in preparation for the build to begin. The Brownies were given a tour of the building site and they learnt about what was happening before the houses could be built.

To be awarded the ‘I could be a Civil Engineer’ challenge badge the troop is required to complete at least five challenges from a pre-determined list of tasks, including the investigation of famous bridges, designing a water run, holding a Lego evening, making sand castles and visiting a building site.

Commercial manager at Mulbury Homes, Andrew Clayton said: “When the group enquired about coming along to the site we thought it was a brilliant idea. Educating children about careers in construction is fantastic and it will hopefully help to shape the next generation of housing developers.”