Cottam Meadow hosts school site safety visit with year 1 pupils

We invited Year 1’s from the local school – Cottam Primary – for a site safety visit at our popular Cottam Meadow development in Preston.

The 28 school children donned hard hats and hi-viz and set off to Cottam Meadow to learn the importance of site safety. The experienced construction team at the development informed the children about the dangers presented by building sites ahead of the May half term holiday.

Assistant Site Manager Tom with Year 1 pupils from Cottam Primary School
Assistant Site Manager Tom with Year 1 pupils from Cottam Primary School

Thomas Hudson, Trainee Site Manager at Barratt Manchester said, “Children might see a building site as a fun and exciting playground, but that is certainly not the case. These visits are a good way to teach them all about the dangers of playing on building sites, whilst promoting the importance of staying safe at all times – particularly over the school holidays.”

The youngsters, aged between five and six, also found out more about the project taking place at Cottam Meadow, and gained an early insight into the opportunities available within the construction industry.

Sales Director, Michaela Lancaster said, “We invited Cottam Primary School to visit our site as we strongly believe it is important for youngsters to learn about the dangers that a building site can hold. The children were very attentive throughout their stay and we hope everyone thoroughly enjoyed their trip. We now hope that the children will go away and spread the word about site safety.”