Pupils’ health and safety lesson

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Pupils from Great Alne Primary School with construction industry mascot, Ivor Goodsite, during their visit to Maudslay Park retirement village. (Submitted photo)

PUPILS from Great Alne Primary School became bricklayers for the day during a visit to the site of a new development of retirement homes.

They made the short trip the 164-home Maudslay Park complex in the village where they met construction industry mascot, Ivor Goodsite, and donned high visibility jackets, gloves and hard hats and were given the opportunity to build a brick wall.

They also had a health and safety lesson to tech them of the dangers of building sites.

William Parry, head of development at Renaissance Villages, which is building Maudslay Park, said: “Site safety is of paramount importance to us at Renaissance Villages and it is crucial that children living and going to school near building sites are aware of the hazards from a young age.

“We works closely with local schools across all sites and it is always a pleasure to engage with the next generation of the local community in which we are working.”

Lesley Hendrie, head teacher at Great Alne Primary, added “The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit and were delighted to be involved.”