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Get Set to Build a Community

Based on a real-world scenario, Get Set to Build a Community challenges secondary students to plan, design, build, and market a community focussed housing development for athletes and their families, testing their employability, teamwork and decision-making skills.

Get Set to Build a Community, brought to you by Team GB and Persimmon Homes, is a cross-curricular challenge aimed at students aged 11–14. Working in small teams, they must take on real jobs from Persimmon Homes, to create a development with a legacy to benefit the whole community, while upholding the Olympic Values. 
The programme can be delivered as a half day, off-timetable session or across at least two PSHE or Citizenship lessons. Delivery is centred on an editable PowerPoint, including Team GB athlete case studies, and worksheets for students to track their progress throughout.


To deliver this programme, please download the Get Set to Build a Community Teacher presentation and print one copy of each worksheet per student, ideally in colour.

Request a Persimmon Homes Ambassador visit to your school

Persimmon Homes understands the importance of giving students the opportunity to interact with employers and employees, to learn about the range of career pathways available to them.  
They have a network of Ambassadors across the UK, who can support delivery of this programme and promote the benefits of a career in the home building industry to the next generation. 
Contact the Persimmon Ambassador team to discuss how this could work in your school by emailing

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