On Tuesday 16th July, a group of 14 pupils aged 9-11 from Edith Moorhouse Primary School in Carterton, Oxfordshire visited The Crescent, a new development of homes being built by Annington, to learn about how to stay safe near building sites.
The site safety visit is part of an ongoing relationship between local schools and Annington, to ensure that children are educated on the potential dangers that a building site holds. The children had the opportunity to try on personal protective equipment, to lay a brick each, and were given a tour of the building site by the development’s construction team.
Clare Morris, Assistant Head Teacher at Edith Moorhouse Primary School, added: “We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with Annington, and we are grateful for the opportunity for all our children to learn about health and safety on a building site first-hand. The exciting and unique nature of the visit allowed the children to really take on the message about staying safe on a building site, and we hope that they will practise this responsibility going forwards.”
Charlotte Marinos, Senior Project Manager at Annington comments: “As a responsible housebuilder, we are enthusiastic about educating younger members of the local community on the potential risks at a live construction site. The site-safety visits with schools are an exciting and memorable way for children to understand how to stay safe on site, but also to see the work that goes into building the houses that many of them live in today.”
The development is set to become a thriving community, perfect for growing families, with a large play area and two additional playing spaces featuring varying levels of play equipment, including a balance beam, fun disk, trampoline, swing, and a variety of climbing and balancing equipment.
A selection of high quality three and four bedroom homes will be available to buy at The Crescent in the coming months. For further information and to register your interest, please call Connells on 01993 847309.