Youngsters enjoy site-seeing day-trip
PRIMARY school children were armed with hard hats and given a tour around the building site of a new service station.
A class of 30 pupils from Aldington Primary School were taken to junction 11 of the M20, between Ashford and Folkestone, to observe builders at work.
Cheryl Boyes, deputy head teacher at Aldington Primary School, said: “I approached the developers, Henry Boot, last year as part of the children’s geography lessons about how changes impact the local environment.
“Last year they came to talk to the children about the new development and said it would be nice to get the children on site before construction started.
“The children were issued with hard hats, high-visibility jackets and gloves, and were shown around the site.”
The visit was organised by building company Crispin & Borst.
The 10- and 11-year-olds also met Ivor Goodsight, a special cartoon character who talked to the children about health and safety on the site.
Mrs Boyes said the pupils were given the opportunity to look at the different materials being used in the project and how the surveying equipment works.
She added the children would be taking part in a poster competition with their finished designs on display at the new service station, called Stop 24, when it opens later this year.
The theme of the posters is Stop 24 and can be anything to with the building project.
Year 5 and 6 children from Aldington primary survey the construction site
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