Building site safety on the timetable for South Milford youngsters

YOUNGSTERS from South Milford have been donning their hard hats and hi-vis jackets for a series of lessons with a difference.

A group of youngsters and teachers from South Milford Junior School received a special invitation from Linden Homes to see just what goes into building a new housing development, as well as learning about aspects of health and safety on a construction site.

And where better to get an insight than at the nearby Southfield Park development in the village, which is currently under construction.

The group of around 30 children, aged between five and six, spent around an hour on site with the construction team, watching the machinery in action and chatting about the materials used in the building of 35 new homes – a number of which have already been sold.

A further visit is planned for April when around 24 Year 6 pupils will be fact finding at the development as part of their studies on keeping safe in the environment – and the potential dangers of roads, railways and building sites.

Linden Homes production manager Kevin Hoyland said: “We have carried out site visits for schoolchildren at a number of our developments in the past and the feedback has always been really positive.

“An on-site visit gives the youngsters the chance to experience something that they may not ordinarily get the chance to do, and for us as a developer it is a great way to continue our commitment to the local community.”

Helen Bryan, Class 2 teacher, said: “The younger children had a wonderful time and enjoyed this fantastic experience. They have already been making model houses in their classroom so it has been great for them to see the professionals do the same but on a much larger scale.

“The Year 6 children will gain first hand experience from their visit on being aware of all the potential dangers of a construction site and the possible implications of disobeying rules.

“The children and staff would like to say a really big thank you to Linden Homes for allowing us to visit the development.”

The new homes will include something for everyone, catering for diverse housing needs and lifestyles – and a perfect commuter location for those who work in nearby Selby and the surrounding towns.

The sales and marketing suite and show home – officially launched earlier this year by interior design guru Linda Barker – are open Thursday to Monday from 10.30am until 5pm.

Alternatively, contact the sales team on 01977 689756.

Linden Homes production manager Kevin Hoyland chats to South Milford schoolchildren and teachers during the visit.
Linden Homes production manager Kevin Hoyland chats to
South Milford schoolchildren and teachers during the visit.
South Milford Junior School pupils Arthur Bray (6) and Maisie Smith (6) with Linden Homes site manager Andy Kelly.
South Milford Junior School pupils Arthur Bray (6) and Maisie
Smith (6) with Linden Homes site manager Andy Kelly.

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For further information please contact:

Cetti Long
Media Matters PR
Linden Homes North
Tel: 01733 371363.
E-mail: cetti@mediamatters-pr.co.uk

19 March 2012

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