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Children Build On Their Safety Skills

CHILDREN from St William of York Primary School in Thornton played it safe with a visit to an Elan Homes construction site.

Workers at the Thornton Cross development downed tools so that the class of six and seven-year-olds could look around safely as they were warned of the hazards building sites can pose.

Dyfed Rowlands, group risk manager for Elan Homes, said: “Safety is of paramount importance in the construction industry and there are many potential hazards to be aware of.

“We invited the children to Thornton Cross so they could see for themselves that while building sites look fun they can be dangerous.”

To help ensure their safety the 30 children were kitted out with hi-vis jackets with the Elan logo on.

Following the visit the children were asked to put their health and safety knowledge and their artistic ability to the test by producing posters to be displayed on site.

Winners Rebecca Jacques and Ella Ordish were rewarded for their efforts with book vouchers.

Martin Murphy, headteacher at St William of York School, said: “We are grateful to Elan for giving the children the opportunity to visit their development.

“They’ve learned important lessons that will help keep them safe now and in years to come.”

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