Wadebridge schoolchildren learn about staying safe

Date: Friday 10 February 2017

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Youngsters from Wadebridge Primary Academy in Cornwall have learned a valuable lesson about staying safe thanks to a special visit organised by us.

Our Exeter business unit will soon be building homes at nearby Chy Ryn Parc in Bridge View, Wadebridge, and has been working with the school to promote the importance of health and safety.

The schoolchildren enjoyed a special interactive assembly led by Taylor Wimpey representatives, Sales Executive Jodie and Site Manager Nathan, about the hazards of playing on or near building sites.

The pupils found out about the many different dangers that are posed by construction sites, from falling scaffolding, bricks and pipes to broken glass or sharp metal hidden in sand – and they even had a chance to try on high-visibility jackets and hard hats.

Emily Orme, Assistant Head Teacher at Wadebridge Primary Academy, says: “The children learnt a lot about potential dangers on a building site and how the workers there keep safe. They loved coming up to the front and trying on the equipment too.”

Clare Brimble, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “We take our health and safety responsibilities seriously, both on and off site – which is why we organised this talk at Wadebridge Primary Academy.

“The children really paid attention to the message of the assembly and they were excited to try on the site safety uniform. We hope it will help them to stay safe in the future.”

There’s a selection of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes coming soon to Chy Ryn Parc.