Date: Wednesday 27 April 2016
Youngsters from a primary school in Gosport, Hampshire, have learned a valuable lesson about staying safe thanks to a special visit organised by us – their near neighbour.
Our Southern Counties business unit is currently building new homes at Alver Village, the flagship redevelopment of the Rowner estate, and has been working with nearby Siskin Junior School to promote the importance of health and safety.
Around 120 pupils aged from seven to 11 enjoyed a special assembly on Wednesday 23rd March, which featured a talk delivered by Taylor Wimpey’s Paul Cooper highlighting the different dangers that are associated with construction sites. During the assembly, a competition was also launched, tasking students with the challenge of designing a health and safety poster. The winning design will be displayed at the Alver Village site and we will donate £50 worth of book tokens in prizes as well as a further donation of £150 to the school.
Paul says: “Youngsters are naturally curious about the things going on around them and building sites can seem like both intriguing and exciting places – so it is vital to explain that in reality they are places which are full of serious dangers.
“I hope the children enjoyed the assembly and took on board the serious purpose of the visit which was to help them to stay safe in the future.”
Amanda Wray, Assistant Headteacher at Siskin Junior School, adds: “Paul did a fantastic job of engaging with the children, especially during the question and answer section at the end of their visit, which the pupils really enjoyed.
“A lot of the children are familiar with Taylor Wimpey’s Alver Village development, so it was important for them to learn about the dangers associated with a construction site. It was also good for them to find out a bit more about how the housebuilding industry works, and I’d like to thank Paul very much for coming along to see us.”
There’s a choice of two and three-bedroom homes currently available at Alver Village.