School kids learn importance of health and safety
A group of primary school children in East Yorkshire has been learning how important health and safety is, with help from a construction firm working in the area.
The children, from Walkington Primary School in East Riding, were asked to create a safety poster highlighting the many risks there are to be found on a building site.
The pupils received the challenge following a visit from a worker from Geo. Houlton & Sons Ltd.
The Humberside-based contractor is working on the construction of the nearby Beverley Campus for the expanding East Riding College.
As well as watching a Health and Safety Eexecutive DVD, the worker gave a presentation before setting the children the poster competition.
The visit also gave the kids the opportunity to dress in the all-important personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by construction workers.
It was not just hard hats and hi-vis jackets however. In addition to sporting those fundamental items, the pupils were able to try ear defenders and safety goggles for size, while fully understanding how important they were.
There were three winners selected from the poster design competition, with each given a prize rewarding them for their efforts.
However, the biggest prize for the winners – Lucy Sutcliffe, Tegan Blake-Barnard and Tilly Wilkinson – may be the fact that their posters are being put to use. Each of the winning entries is now displayed officially on the site fencing that wraps around the £14m Beverley campus development.