Safety first, so children can get their hands dirty
YEAR 2 and 5 classes from Wonersh and Shamley Green Church of England Primary School, south of Guildford, and ten Year 10 pupils from St Peters Catholic School in Guildford got their hands dirty on a building site as they visited David Wilson Homes’ Leithfield Park development to learn about site safety.
The children set about constructing a wall with the builders, looking around the show home and meeting Barry Barratt the mascot.
The idea was for the children to learn about the importance of staying safe on and around building sites, but to provide a fun element alongside the serious message.
The children took a lasting reminder of the lessons home in the form of a goodie bag.
The project is part of an ongoing programme between local schools and David Wilson Homes, to educate the children on the dangers that a building site holds.
In learning about the dangers, the children were also taught about the materials and work that goes into a building site, and the employment opportunities available in the construction industry.
A Year 5 Teacher at Wonersh and Shamley Green Church of England Primary School said: “We thoroughly enjoyed working with David Wilson Homes, and we are thankful for the opportunity to bring the children onto a site to allow them to see firsthand the dangers present on a building site.
Cathy Thompson, head of careers and employability at St Peter’s School, said: “The Year 10 pupils absolutely loved their visit to Leithfield Park and were so enthused by every aspect of the development, from the bricklaying to the interior design involved with the show home.”
Lynnette St-Quintin, sales and marketing director of David Wilson Homes, said: “We thought this project was a fun and engaging way for children to understand how to stay safe on site and see the work that goes into building the houses that many of them live in today.’
Year 5 pupils from Wonersh and Shamley Green Church of England Primary School with mascot Barry Barratt and Alannah France, marketing manager, and John Gray, assistant site manager, of David Wilson Homes
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