GLASGOW—June 22, 2011
Pupils at Parkview Primary School received a visit from an unusual guest on Wednesday 13 June who provided tips and advice on how to keep safe when near construction sites.
Staff from City Building visited the school with safety mascot ‘Ivor Goodsite’ to raise awareness to primary four to seven classes about hazards on a building site and the safety equipment used to make sites safe.
Developed by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, Ivor Goodsite is used to promote the message of construction site safety to a young audience, while also promoting the construction industry as a great career choice for when they’re older.
The Parkview Primary children also learnt about the types of materials used on a construction site and how they are recycled.
The Summerston school is situated close to the £70 million Maryhill Locks development which will provide 400 new homes, shops and cafes around Maryhill Locks Park. We are currently working on phase one of the development on behalf of Maryhill Housing Association.
Cllr Paul Carey, chair of City Building, said: “Safety is of upmost importance on all our sites. As many of the children live near or walk past Maryhill Locks on a regular basis, we hope that our visit has informed pupils of the hazards they need to be aware of when they are close to any construction site.
Hugh Beattie, Maryhill Locks project manager at City Building, said: “At City Building we are dedicated to ensuring the communities we work in know exactly what is going on around them and how our developments will benefit them.
“The Parkview Primary School students represent the next generation which will benefit the most from the development and we are keen to show them what the area will look like in the future.”
Linda Rowan, head teacher at Parkview Primary School said: “It’s fantastic that City Building is taking the time and effort to inform pupils about developments that are happening in the local community.
“It is very beneficial for the children to be aware of the risks and dangers associated with building sites. Particularly before the summer holidays, the talk will discourage children from venturing onto building sites.”
Willy Briody, Chief Executive of Maryhill Housing Association, said: “Maryhill Locks is one of the biggest social housing developments this community has seen in decades and we are proud to be playing a key role in delivering many new homes for Maryhill.
Working together with our partners, we are transforming Maryhill Locks into a regenerated and vibrant new community where people will want to live.”
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