In preparation for the summer holidays, St. Modwen Homes visited pupils at Quinton Primary School to give them a lesson in building site safety.
The lesson, which was given to 210 pupils aged between four and eleven, was held in a bid to promote key safety messages to local children and ensure they are not tempted to play on or near building sites over the school holidays. It was led by St. Modwen Homes’ Site Manager at Meon Vale, Ian Felton.
St. Modwen Homes is currently building 82 new homes on the latest phase at Meon Vale, less than a mile from Quinton Primary School and just five miles from Stratford-upon-Avon.
Mr Skelcher, Headmaster at Quinton Primary School, said: “The lesson was extremely engaging for the children, giving them a chance to point out what they thought the various hazards on a building site could be. I know the pupils loved seeing photos of the diggers and hearing what life as a housebuilder is like; especially when they got to try on their own hard hats and high visibility jackets. I’m sure the lesson will make them think twice about playing near building sites this summer.”
Following the assembly, the pupils were asked to design a poster to highlight the hazards that can be found on a building site. The winning posters, as judged by St. Modwen Homes, will be displayed on the hoarding at Meon Vale.
Ian Felton, Contracts Manager at St. Modwen Homes, said: “Safety is of huge importance to St. Modwen Homes. We have an above average safety record in the industry which is achieved by promoting best practice both to those working for the company and people living, working and playing nearby.
“Building sites, with their big machinery and new structures, can often seem like exciting places for children and, whilst we want them to be interested in the development, we also need to make sure that they understand that they can be dangerous places and are certainly not somewhere to explore or play over the holidays.”
St. Modwen Homes works with schools across the country and has promoted safety messages to over a 1,000 pupils in the first six months of this year alone.
There is currently a range of three and four bedroom houses for sale at Meon Vale, with prices starting from £275,995. In addition to the new homes, St. Modwen has also delivered a new community centre, convenience store, sports hall and a children’s play area, as well as extending the Greenway cycle trail to Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Marketing Suite and Show Homes at Meon Vale are open five days a week, from 10am to 5.30pm, Thursday to Monday, inclusive of the weekends, and are located off Campden Road in Long Marston (CV37 8QR). For further information about the new homes visit www.stmodwenhomes.co.uk or call or 0844 243 4525. Alternatively you can also like the Meon Vale by St. Modwen Homes Facebook page or follow the housebuilder on Twitter and Instagram @StModwenHomes.