YOUNGSTERS from South Milford Primary School swapped the classroom for a construction site when it came to lessons on staying safe.
Year 6 pupils were invited to Linden Homes’ Southfield Park development to see first hand the potential dangers of breaking health and safety rules.
The thought-provoking visit gave the students an insight into how flouting rules or similar behaviour could impact negatively on their lives.
Around 24 Year 6 pupils took part in the visit to the development, and chat to the Linden Homes site team about potential dangers.
The visit follows a similar one by younger children from the school last month, and allows Linden Homes to continue its involvement with the local community.
Helen Bryan, a teacher at South Milford Junior School, said: “The visit provided a unique experience for the Year 6 children to gain first hand experience on being aware of all the potential dangers of a construction site and the possible implications of disobeying rules.
“There was plenty of food for thought, and we hope to be exploring what they saw and learnt back in the classroom environment.”
Linden Homes Health and Safety Advisor, Paul Flanaghan hosted the visit. He said: “The visit by the older children was a great opportunity for us to give them an educational insight into the possible dangers of hanging around a building site – and actually fitted in perfectly with our parent company Galliford Try’s own ethos on learning and behaviour.”
The new homes at Southfield 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.
Galliford Try health & safety/environmental advisor Paul
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Tel: 01733 371363.
23 April 2012