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December 24, 2010

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Well done – Kids, leave them sites alone

Schoolchildren from Huntingdon Primary School in St Ann’s, Nottingham have seen their prize-winning artwork displayed at the entrance to the Balisier Court construction site to help warn of the dangers of playing on or near building sites during the Christmas holiday.

The winning poster was erected on to site hoardings with the help of site manager, Gary Mugglestone, Loughborough-based contractor and developer William Davis Ltd, and chief executive of TunTum Housing Association, Richard Renwick. Designed by nine-year-old Cagla Dursun, the poster depicts the most common hazards presented by construction sites and was selected after William Davis launched a competition at the school in a special health and safety assembly.

Becky Hyder, assistant school leader at Huntingdon Primary School, said: “We received a superb number of entries from the children for the health and safety poster competition, all of which demonstrated how much they had learned during the assembly. It is pleasing to see the winning designs go up on site to act as a permanent reminder of the dangers.”

Gary Mugglestone, site manager added: “Community safety has always been a priority for William Davis and by having the children’s posters on display, this message is reinforced for the whole community. We hope the children have learnt that building sites are dangerous places and they will stay safe over the Christmas holidays.”

Due to be completed by the spring, the £4m construction project will provide 32 two-bedroom apartments to complement Balisier Court, an existing sheltered scheme for the over-55s.

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