19 September 2018
Schoolchildren at a Swansea primary school were taught about careers in construction as well as staying safe on building sites as part of a visit from St. Modwen Homes. Around 100 pupils at Dunvant Primary School were given a special assembly by the Company which is building new homes at the nearby Hendrefoilan Park development. The visit was led by site manager Phillip Morgan, who was joined by Considerate Constructors mascot Ivor Goodsite.
The children learnt about the different roles people play in the construction of a new development – ranging from planning, design and building to sales and marketing. A few of them were also invited to dress up in some of the protective equipment worn on-site to help staff stay safe.
Tina Davies, Deputy Headteacher at Dunvant Primary School, said: “The children loved meeting Ivor and the staff from Hendrefoilan Park and while the visit was fun and interactive, it had important and educational messages behind it as well.
“Hopefully the children will have learnt about the dangers of being close to a construction site as well as being inspired to follow one of the many careers available in the industry in the future.”
Phillip Morgan said: “Part of our responsibility as a housebuilder is making sure that we engage with the communities in which we build, and school assemblies are a great way of highlighting the dangers of construction sites.
“It’s also vital that we do as much as we can to encourage young people to follow a career in the construction industry, where there is a skills shortage. There are roles available for everybody no matter their skillset.”
St. Modwen Homes voluntarily abides by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which is designed to encourage best practice at construction sites to keep staff and visitors to the development safe, limit the impact of construction on the environment and respect the local community.
There is currently a range of three and four bedroom homes available to buy at Hendrefoilan Park, with prices starting from £270,000 for a three bedroom home.
More information about Hendrefoilan Park can be found at www.stmodwenhomes.co.uk, on the development’s Facebook page or by following St. Modwen Homes on Twitter and Instagram (@StModwenHomes). Alternatively, homebuyers can visit the on-site marketing suite, located off off Gower Road (SA2 7PG) which is open from 10.00am to 5.30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and between 12pm and 7.30pm on Thursday. Appointments can be made by calling 0330 058 6260.
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