Pupils from Stromness Academy were given a tour of the Care Home by Orkney Builders.
Pupils from Stromness Academy were recently given a tour of the site of the new Stromness Care Home.
During the Careers Week the school recently held, pupils who were interested in a career in construction were invited to view the site. On Friday 22 February 2019, pupils interested in careers in design, nursing and the care profession visited the site.
The tour was provided by Orkney Builders, who are constructing the care home at Garson.Pupils were given a chance to view the outside of the building, considering how the design of the building was sympathetic to its surroundings and also reflected the needs of users and visitors to the facility.
They were then given a tour of the inside of the building and were shown one of the bedrooms, a communal area and the kitchen facilities.
Throughout, they were asked to consider how the architect had considered the needs of the users, keeping accessibility at the forefront of design.They were encouraged to ask questions as they went along, learning more about the facility and the design elements.
Thank you to Stephen and Craig from Orkney Builders for the informative and interesting tour, and for answering the pupils’ questions.