Newall green primary school poster competition

Newall Green Primary School, West yorkshire

19th April 2007

Ivor joined ISG Totty Construction Ltd to present prizes for a poster competition for a school in West Yorkshire. Three pupils from Newall Green Primary School in Wythenshawe are celebrating after taking top honours in ISG Totty Building’s site safety competition. Siobhan Merryfield, James Johnston and Becky Leigh were the envy of their classmates after producing the winning designs for the poster competition, which the contractor organised as part of its £830K project to build a new extension to increase classroom capacity at the school.

ISG Totty Building set the pupils the challenge of designing a site safety poster highlighting the dangers posed by construction sites, with the winning entries displayed across the school. ISG Totty’s group health & safety advisor, Dr David Resendez, led the judging panel and found the selection of the eventual winners a difficult process. “The competition is designed to make children actively think about what specific dangers they may encounter around construction sites and in addition to the formal safety talks that we give in assembly, we have found that by engaging pupils through a creative channel, this important message really hits home.”

Useful resources

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