Green fingered pupils from Gamlingay First School received a lesson in the dangers of construction sites during a recent assembly, hosted by Kier Living.
The house-builder is currently working on a six acre site within a mile of the school and, with the holidays fast approaching, area construction manager John Bright and his assistant, Kier Living mascot Kieran (Richard Jarvis, site operative) volunteered to help children understand the dangers of playing on building sites.
Inspired by the name of the development, Millbrook Meadows, and keen to encourage kids to enjoy the great outdoors safely this summer, Kier LIving also sponsored a miniature garden competition for the school’s 202 students and were on hand to present prizes to the lucky winners.
Heather Yearsley, science co-ordinator, said: “A big thank you to Kier Living for sponsoring this fantastic competition and for their invaluable safety talk. The miniature gardens were a huge hit and our pupils loved meeting Kieran – the assembly was a great way to get across an important message.”
John Bright added: “As Kier Living will be on site in Gamlingay for many months to come, it is important that young people know how to stay safe. The children really embraced the garden competition and we hope we have inspired them to safely make the most of their summer holidays this year, weather permitting!”
Millbrook Meadows is one of five sites to be commended for demonstrating outstanding levels of health and safety in the first round of judging at the National House-Building Council (NHBC) Health and Safety Awards 2014. The development comprises 85 new two, three and four-bedroom homes, which are already selling well. The site is expected to reach completion in 2015.