Construction sites can seem a tempting place for children when looking for an adventure or two. Therefore, with the opening of their new, exclusive housing development – Priory Gardens in Ewenny – residential developers, Westacres took the opportunity to visit St Brides Major Primary School, close to the site, for a safety talk. The pupils were given a presentation highlighting the dangers of playing on a building site and were encouraged to ask questions on building site safety. Honor Goodsite – the industry’s official mascot – joined the children to show the correct clothing that construction workers need to wear to ensure their health and wellbeing and one lucky pupil even had the chance to dress the part in high viz jacket, helmet, gloves, boots and more! Pupils were also invited to enter Honor’s Big Build – a competition to design a construction or building out of re-cycled materials, encouraging the children to think about the world and structures around them and to develop an understanding of environmental issues.
“It was a real treat for the children to meet Honor Goodsite and the staff from Morganstone, said Mr Mottram, Headmaster, St Brides Major Primary School. The new development is within the school’s catchment area and lots of the children live nearby. It is vitally important that the children learn how to keep safe on and around the construction site and this message came through loud and clear.”
The new development – Priory Gardens – is sited close to the original Priory in Abbey Road, Ewenny. It is the latest development by Westacres a private residential developer specialising in bespoke executive homes. Only five houses are to be built in this exclusive development each with five bedrooms and half an acre of land.
Tonia Morgan, Director of Morganstone and Westacres said:
“We take the safety of the public and our staff very seriously, said Tonia Morgan, Director at Morganstone and Westacres. Although Priory Gardens is a small, select site the safety standards remain high. “We have a strong community engagement programme and will ensure our work with the community will inform them not only of safety but of the progress of the development as we progress.