Storkit Meadows becomes a health and safety classroom for village pupils

Schoolchildren have been finding out all about health and safety from housebuilder Barwood Homes at its Storkit Meadows development in Wymeswold.

The year 5 and 6 pupils from the village primary school visited the site off Rempstone Road, where the company is creating a new community of two to five bedroom homes. The youngsters learned why health and safety is so important when it comes to construction, tying in with their curricular work on the subject.

Barwood Homes sales director Steven Allenby said: “We always take health and safety on our developments extremely seriously for all our staff, operatives and visitors. With the primary school being close by, we felt it appropriate to engage with them, especially as health and safety dovetails well with the children’s current school work.”

Wymeswold Primary School headteacher Jan Scallon, who accompanied the children on the visit, added: “The children have really enjoyed this whole experience and have put a lot of effort into it. The lucky ones who visited the development were very excited and couldn’t wait to tell the rest of their class what they saw. They loved seeing different aspects of a building site and especially having the chance to wear the PPE safety gear.”

Health and safety-themed artwork made by the children will be turned into posters to be displayed around Storkit Meadows, while Barwood Homes will present the Brook Street school with some educational, programmable IT hardware later this year.

The first phase of homes at Storkit Meadows is set to be completed this spring. For more information, call 01604 369200, or visit www.barwoodhomes.co.uk.

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