Children from Danygraig Primary School learned about the importance of staying safe around building sites, when we visited them during school assembly along with new homes developer Pennant Homes and housing association Coastal Housing Group.
Construction is underway at the nearby Quayside development, in Swansea’s SA1, as part of our ongoing partnership with Coastal Housing Group and Pennant Homes.
Morganstone’s Community Engagement Manager, Antonia John, gave a presentation to the children on the topic, joined by our senior site manager, Ben Aubrey, and by Honor Goodsite, the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) mascot.
Antonia said: “We regularly carry out visits to local schools near to our construction sites across South Wales, since we are aware that some youngsters might be tempted to try to gain access to sites.
“But we are always keen to stress that construction workers are well trained and wear specialist protective clothing to keep them safe – in fact, some of the children were eager to try these on during our visit.”
Gareth Davies, Director of Development at Coastal Housing Group said: “Visits like these are so important in helping to drive home the importance of site safety and it was great to see the young people so enthusiastic. Hopefully the safety messages will have a lasting effect on the pupils at Danygraig Primary School.”
The visit went ahead as part of our regular community engagement programme and Danygraig pupils were also asked to get creative and submit some safety-themed artwork as part of a competition.
The winning artwork will be enlarged and placed around the perimeter of the Quayside development, in Langdon Road.
Danygraig Primary School headteacher, Stuart Davies, said: “I’m grateful to Morganstone for taking time out of their schedule to visit us at Danygraig.
“The pupils were really engaged by the presentation, which gave them a lot to think about, and they are looking forward to creating their artwork.
“Enjoyable activities like these really help to cement important messages in young people’s minds.”
The Quayside development will bring 49 houses and flats to Swansea’s SA1, adding valuable housing stock to Swansea city centre.