S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

Y7 Visit the David Nieper factory

Y7 Visit the David Nieper factory

Christopher Nieper takes time to talk to S. Anselm's Year 7

Year 7 had a treat last Thursday when we had a talk and tour at the David Nieper Fashion House at Alfreton and it went further, as the children were also able to cover a button and make a bow! The purpose of the visit was to learn more about economic Geography and the children had come up with a few questions at school and these included:

  • What is made and what are all the processes?
  • What raw materials are needed?
  • What factors need to be considered when you site a factory? 
  • Who are the garments marketed at?
  • Who is in the workforce and how can you get the most out of them?
  • How can you make a profit? …and do you?!
  • Is the business environmentally friendly?


Year 7 were very focussed during their visit and they were engaged asking questions as well as taking in the working environment and observing how complicated it is to make a fashion garment. At the end of the visit we were kindly invited for refreshments and all received a blue, red or white cake to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. It was a delicious finish to a very interesting visit.

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