Morganstone - Pontardawe School Pupils Learn Important Safety Lessons

Pontardawe School pupils learn important safety lessons

Youngsters from a Pontardawe school enjoyed an informal lesson on the potential safety hazards around building sites, when we visited Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg.

As the team behind the Parc y Dderwen development, we are building the quality residences there on behalf of Pennant Homes, with the school being near neighbours of the site, in Rhodfa Alltycham.

As a company we carry out a regular education programme with schools near our construction sites, to help children understand the risks and how to avoid them, with the children invited to design some colourful posters featuring site safety themes.

After running a competition to choose the best artworks, we will enlarge the winning images and turn them into eye-catching hoardings, to be placed around the Parc y Dderwen site.

As part of this recent visit, our Community Engagement Manager, Antonia John, gave an informal presentation to the children.

Antonia John said: “It was great to meet the children and to share important messages around construction site safety. We work hard to create developments that really enhance neighbourhoods for years to come and we are keen to be good neighbour ourselves. Helping young people to stay safe around our developments is an important part of this.

“I look forward to seeing the children’s artworks, since we find that encouraging children to draw some of the important elements of site safety helps to embed those messages in their minds.”

Ceri Daniel, Pennant Homes Sales Co-ordinator, said: “We’re always looking to engage with the local community at our developments across South Wales, particularly if it provides an opportunity for young people to learn something at the same time. Hopefully the safety messages will have a lasting effect on the pupils at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg.”

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Headteacher, Ceri Emanuel, said: “I would like to thank Morganstone for coming along and for showing such an interest in the children’s safety. I know our young people were really engaged by the visit, which gave them much food for thought.”

Morgnastone’s partnership with Pennant Homes has been a long one and it has seen a range of high quality developments introduced throughout South Wales.

Parc y Dderwen Phase 5 will deliver 29 executive homes for sale in Pontardawe, through Pennant Homes, with 8 homes available for rent via Coastal Housing Group. This phase of the develoment is due for completion towards the end of 2017.

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