Visits

Children learn about what makes a ‘Goodsite’

Ashmead Combined School, Aylesbury

18th January 2013

Children from Ashmead Combined School in Aylesbury have been learning about building site safety as part of the regeneration of Walton Court Centre.

Ivor Goodsite dropped in on an assembly to highlight some of the dangers of playing on construction sites. He was joined by representatives from Bramall Construction Limited, part of Keepmoat who are currently completing works on behalf of Vale of Aylesbury Housing.

During the interactive session, the children were able to learn more about construction, find out about the works taking place on their doorstep, and even try on some of the protective clothing worn on site.
Site Manager, Mike Westby who gave the presentation said ‘All too often; young people are tempted to explore building sites, seeing them as somewhere new and exciting to play, without fully appreciating the dangers. The great thing about having Ivor with us is that we can get an important message across in a fun and interactive way.’
Adding to this, a spokesman for the Trust said ‘We would like to thank Considerate Constructors Scheme, Bramall Construction Limited and Keepmoat for raising the issue of site safety as part of the regeneration. We hope that the children pass on what they have learnt to their friends and family members so that others in the area can benefit from this initiative’.

 

Useful resources

As part of your visit you may want to access or download resources to support you, including a school presentation or Child Protection Guidance template.

Costume hire

Industry mascots Ivor and Honor Goodsite can be hired to attend construction-related events to engage with children and encourage safety on site. Find out more about how you can hire the costume characters and promote a positive image of the industry.