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The next generation of budding estate agents

publication date: Jun 5, 2010
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The Reception class at West Haddon Primary School spent an afternoon learning how to be estate agents with the help of Paul Campbell and Amanda Loydall from Campbells Estate Agents in Daventry. The class of 29 children, aged between four and five years old, had Paul and Amanda on hand to answer their questions and help them set up an ‘Estate Agency’ in the classroom complete with a For Sale board and window cards.

Paul Campbell, owner of Campbells, explained, “The children’s teacher, Jo Brinklow, was keen to teach them basic information about property and show them the role an estate agent plays in the community. By the time Amanda and I arrived, the children could already tell whether a house was terraced, semi-detached or detached and even knew about the different roofing materials used. All the preparation the children had done was evident when it came to a Q&A session about our jobs – they asked such interesting and well thought out questions. We were really impressed!”

The afternoon drew to a close with an interactive session on ‘measuring’ up a room and a computer demonstration on how an estate agent uses the Internet to market a property. Each child was then given copy of Paul’s book “Sold! How to sell your house – guaranteed” to take home, which contained lots of information about how to present a property for sale.

Headmaster Jamie Nairn said, “Our Reception class provides the foundation on which children will build on during their school life, so we aim to make it the most stimulating environment possible. All of our activities are designed to ensure each child integrates and contributes to their environment with confidence and high self-esteem, and we are grateful to Paul and Amanda from Campbells.”