Youngsters get tips on staying safe in summer
SCHOOLCHILDREN in Poynton have been learning how to play safely this summer with the help of a visitor from Redrow Homes.
Redrow staff and Buster Bear, one of the housebuilder’s health and safety mascots, visited Lostock Hall Primary School on Mallard Crescent to help the children learn about staying safe near construction sites.
The children met Buster in the morning assembly and were given a talk by Redrow’s group trainee health and safety manager, Laura Catterall, who visited along with assistant site manager Liam Sargeant and sales consultant Rob McCann, from the housebuilder’s nearby Woodford Garden Village development.
Laura said: “The children were all keen to learn about health and safety and how to stay safe.
“It’s an important message all year round but with the summer holidays here and children playing outside more it’s a good time to get them thinking about it. As a company we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build, so, with our Woodford Garden Village development not far from Lostock Hall, we were keen to take Buster along. He was a big hit and really helped the children to engage in the message.”
Year 1 and 2 teacher Jenny Myers said: “All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the fun and informative assembly.
“Buster Bear was a big highlight and the children were all made aware of building site safety.”
Aniela Andrys, aged seven, added: “I loved meeting Buster, he explained how to stay safe.”
Adam Ferneyhough, also seven, said: “I learnt never to play on building sites, as they are dangerous.”
Lostock Hall pupils Eloise Lord, seven, and Tilly Mayall, six, with Redrow sales consultant Rob McCann and Buster Bear