Primary school pupils get a lesson in safety

Date: Thursday 19 February 2015

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Youngsters from a primary school in Bourne, Lincolnshire received a valuable lesson about safety on building sites thanks to Taylor Wimpey East Midlands.

We organised for Sales Manager Nick Upex to host a special assembly at Bourne Abbey Primary Academy for Key Stage 2 pupils in Years 3 to 6.

Nick highlighted the many dangers that building sites pose before explaining how important it is to have the right clothing and equipment to avoid accidents on site. He also demonstrated how to correctly handle tools and materials, before showing the pupils a short video about safety in construction.

Deputy headteacher Sarah Buttress says: “Nick came very well prepared and had a great way of talking to the children – he was very informative.

“He spoke about everything from taking care when lifting bricks, to the importance of wearing hard hats, hi-visibility clothing and steel toe cap boots.

“It was a great assembly and it has done a brilliant job of raising awareness about safety on building sites. We want to say a big thank you to Nick and Taylor Wimpey for giving our pupils the opportunity to learn about this important topic.”

Mariana Knight, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “Children are naturally curious about the things going on around them, which is why we felt it was important to highlight the dangers of playing or going near building sites.

“We hope the pupils at Bourne Abbey Primary Academy have benefited from Nick’s safety talk and are really pleased to hear it went so well.”

We offer an educational resource pack available for use by primary and secondary schools, featuring a variety of curriculum activities relating to the housebuilding industry. To order a pack, local schools can contact us by emailing

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