Primary school pupils to given 'hard-hat facts' about construction industry

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 10 Mar 2017

Would-be Bob and Bobbie the Builders at one Scunthorpe primary school will next week be given the hard-hat facts about life in the construction industry.

Real-life builders from the Walter Thompson construction will visit the Oasis Henderson Avenue Primary School after assembly on March 13.

It will be chance for the children to catch up with progress on the nearby £7.5 million BUPA care village which the firm is building on a site in nearby Doncaster Road.

Last year the Henderson Avenue pupils visited the site to bury a time capsule filled with their memorabilia and memories of life in 2016.

On Monday the builders will be joined by construction industry mascots Ivor and Honor Goodsite to teach the importance of safety on a building site.

The pupils will be given a lesson in the different types of plant machinery, how to dress to avoid injury and respecting fencing and signage.

Dave Gooden, senior site manager for Walter Thompson, said: "A building site can appear like a play ground to children and as a responsible contractor, it is vital that we make children aware of the dangers of playing on a building site, particularly when the school is located nearby."

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