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Children at Hunstanton Primary School design safety posters to display at new homes development

A primary school was delivered an assembly to educate students about the building industry safety.

Lovell and the West Norfolk Council recently visited Hunstanton Primary School to deliver an engaging assembly educating students about construction site safety, before challenging students aged four to 11 to create a poster about what they learned.

Students created posters to highlight the importance of safety at construction sites, with the winning posters now proudly displayed at the Southend Road development.

Students at Hunstanton Primary School designed posters
Students at Hunstanton Primary School designed posters

In addition to having the artwork on display, the winning students each received a goody bag.

Holly Baker, senior health, safety and environmental advisor at Lovell, said: “It is vital that young people from an early age are aware of the possible dangers of a construction site and how to keep safe, which is why we collaborated with West Norfolk Council to deliver an assembly for students.

“To reinforce our messages about it, students were tasked with creating a fun poster and we were amazed by the brilliant artwork that they produced, so we had to put some of them on display at our Hunstanton development.

“The posters have really brightened the site and look so eye-catching.”

James Grant, principal project manager at West Norfolk Council, said: "Engaging with local schools on health and safety near building sites is essential to keeping our children safe.

“By working with Lovell, we can educate students about the dangers of construction and teach them how to stay safe.

“This is also a great opportunity to build relationships with our community and show our commitment to safety.

“I encourage all construction companies to reach out to their local schools and get involved. Not only is this important, but it's also a lot of fun.

“We get to meet with students and teach them about construction in a way that's engaging and interactive."

Carolyn Parris from Hunstanton Primary School says safety is one of the school's values.

He said: “Thank you to Lovell and the BCKLWN for coming in to educate the children about site safety.

“The children found it interesting and learned a lot at the same time. The pupils were excited about having their posters displayed at the site for all to see."

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