Youngsters get top marks for health and safety

Pupils from St James Primary School learn about health and safety
Pupils from St James Primary School learn about health and safety

Children in Clitheroe have been learning about health and safety thanks to an initiative by national housebuilder Miller Homes.

Before schools broke up for summer, the housebuilder spent time working with primary schoolchildren to help educate young people about general health and safety, as well as the importance of staying safe near construction sites.

Tony Haige with pupils

Tony Haige with pupils

As part of the initiative, the children met with Tony Haige, one of the company’s safety, health and environment representatives, who explained some basics about health and safety during a fun and interactive session at St James’ Primary School.

Tony said: “As a business it’s very important to us that we work closely with the communities in which we operate.

“As the winter months approach, health and safety is often at the forefront of everyone’s mind and we wanted to take the opportunity to provide some guidance to children living close to our sites about the importance of being aware of potential hazards.

“By heightening their awareness, they can continue to have fun without putting themselves or others at unnecessary risk.

Pupils get to grips with health and safety. Pictured with Tony Haige

Pupils get to grips with health and safety. Pictured with Tony Haige

“It was great meeting the children and I hope they enjoyed learning about health and safety. Although there is a serious message behind this initiative, the sessions will ensure the children develop an understanding of the importance of health and safety in everyday life in a fun and interactive way.”