After starting work on a new social housing project Welsh construction firm Morganstone has launched a poster competition at a local primary school to ensure safety throughout the development.
Children of all ages at Ty-Sign Primary School in Risca, Newport, were encouraged to make posters about the importance of health and safety on building sites. The competition is just one step that the established construction company has made to ensure the development of these two to three bed homes goes as smoothly as possible. Morganstone are carrying out this project in partnership with Charter Housing Association.
The three winners of the health and safety poster competition were presented with their prizes at a special school assembly, which local minister Reverend Marc Owen attended to show his support. Each of winner was awarded with loom bands and stationery by Ceri Harries, Contracts Manager at the Risca site.
“Morganstone always makes an effort to engage with the local community and often works with local schools. Ty-Sign Primary School is located close to the site and this provided an ideal opportunity for us to engage with the children to promote safety,” said Ceri.
The development is for Seren Group, an organisation that provides housing, support and additional services to the local community, and will see ten semi-detached houses introduced to the area. Morganstone expects work to be completed by December 2014 and the new homes will be available to rent through Charter Housing Association.
“The posters will be now be displayed at the site and we hope that this will get the entire local community involved in the construction process,” concluded Ceri.