Young­sters en­joy site-see­ing day-trip

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - COUNTRYFILE - by Clare Mul­grew

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.

Pic­tures: Gary Browne pd1173909

Year 5 and 6 chil­dren from Ald­ing­ton pri­mary sur­vey the con­struc­tion site


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