It was an eventful morning recently for the children at St Helens Primary School, Swansea when staff from construction company Morganstone and Coastal Housing Group announced the winners of the safety poster competition for the redevelopment work at the Leonard Charles building, Oxford Street, Swansea.
The Leonard Charles building which is a short walk from the school is a former department store which will be converted to residential and commercial units. More than 20 Year five pupils entered the competition, which tasked them with designing a safety poster for the Leonard Charles redevelopment.
After much deliberation among the judges four lucky winners were announced and were presented with encyclopaedias. The posters will be used at the Leonard Charles site to remind people, especially young children of the dangers of a building development and to encourage them to stay out.
Following the announcement of the winner, the community engagement manager for Morganstone, Antonia John, went into the year five class and gave a presentation on potential careers in construction and the importance of maths and English in construction and the build process.
Antonia John, said:
“In the summer term we introduced Leonard Charles to the current year five class. We carried out a short presentation on the Leonard Charles building showing them before and after images, setting the scene for the school project and telling them they would be following the buildings progress when they were in year five.
“Over this school year, year five will follow the progress of Leonard Charles and learn about careers in construction and how subjects that they are learning in school are used in the construction industry”.