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Persimmon Homes offer Books for Primaries

Date: 18 May

Persimmon Homes, a cornerstone employer in Cornwall, have produced and donated an original book – Cones and Building Homes – to primary schools across the county to celebrate the part Cornwall is playing in this year’s Primary Careers project.

Cones and Building Homes is a fictional comic-style book that features a group of cones as the main characters; a group who go on an adventure around a building site, learning about building, skills, safety and potential jobs along the way.

The Primary Careers project sees Cornwall as one of just four regions in the UK piloting Careers provision at a younger age. It’s all about inspiring the young people of Cornwall before they leave primary school.

Carrie Childs, Cornwall Careers Hub lead, said: “Persimmon really commit to leading on the skills agenda and this generous project displays that more than ever.”

“Persimmon are a fantastic example of how employers in Cornwall are shouting the message of accessible recruitment for young people, particularly those who face barriers launching their own careers.”

Stacey Sleeman, People and Prosperity Manager at Cornwall Council, received the books on the Councils behalf. She said: A big thank you to the team at Persimmon Homes for providing this fantastic resource for primary schools.”

“This offer helps to create a pipeline to inspire young minds and is what this project is all about.”

Pictured: Andy Wallis, Regional Apprenticeship Manager with Persimmon Homes, Stacey Sleeman, People and Prosperity Manager at Cornwall Council and Emily Kent, Head of Inclusive Growth and Skills at Cornwall Council.

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