Youngsters Get Safety Message Across

Date: Tuesday 05 November 2013

Three artistic pupils from a primary school in Keynsham, Somerset, are revelling in prize-winning success after coming top of the class in a competition organised by leading local housebuilder Taylor Wimpey Bristol.

Castle School (2)Max (11), Daniel (7) and Honey (7), of Castle Primary School, were each awarded gift vouchers having completed a colouring challenge to highlight the hazards of playing on or near building sites. The competition was organised as part of a health and safety visit to the school by Taylor Wimpey Production Manager Pete Donnachie.

During his visit, Pete conducted an interactive lesson with the trio and their classmates, showing them some of the equipment construction workers use to stay safe and warning of the many dangers building sites pose to children.

The lesson was particularly apt for the Castle Primary youngsters with Taylor Wimpey’s The Meadows development currently under construction close to their school.

“We had lots of fantastic designs from the pupils at Castle Primary School and we were really impressed with the time and effort all the children put into the competition,” Pete says.

"It was a really difficult job to judge the best entries, but Max, Daniel and Honey were the ones that stood out for us. Their designs conveyed the serious message about the dangers of building sites in a way which we hope will help other children understand too.”