Gosport children learn about safety near construction sites

Paul Cooper of Taylor Wimpey, centre left, and Amanda Wray of Siskin Junior School, right) with pupils Picture: Taylor Wimpey
Paul Cooper of Taylor Wimpey, centre left, and Amanda Wray of Siskin Junior School, right) with pupils Picture: Taylor Wimpey

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PUPILS were given a talk on how to keep safe around construction sites.

Children at Siskin Junior School in Gosport had the health and safety talk by development firm Taylor Wimpey.

Building sites can seem like exciting places – so it is vital to explain that in reality they are places which are full of serious dangers.

Paul Cooper

The company held an assembly about staying safe on building sites.

It comes after the property company’s Alver Village redevelopment project nears completion. It comprises of two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Paul Cooper, of Taylor Wimpey, made the visit to the primary school in Nimrod Drive and challenged the children to design a health and safety poster.

The winning entry will be displayed at the Alver Village site.

Mr Cooper said: ‘Youngsters are naturally curious about building sites.

‘They can seem like exciting places – so it is vital to explain that in reality they are places which are full of serious dangers.’

Assistant headteacher Amanda Wray welcomed the visit.

She said the children learned a lot about keeping safe.

‘A lot of the children are familiar with Taylor Wimpey’s Alver Village development,’ she said. ‘It was important for them to learn about the dangers associated with a construction site.

‘Paul did a fantastic job of engaging with the children, especially during the question and answer section, which the pupils really enjoyed.’