Safety First: Award-winning housing developer educates local school pupils

Safety First: Award-winning housing developer educates local school pupils

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Award-winning housing developer, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, which includes the David Wilson Homes and Barratt Homes brands, educates school children on the importance of health and safety on construction sites in conjunction with its new Barley Fields development in Selby.

Over 400 pupils attending Barlby Community Primary School attended the presentation during a special assembly led by the Barley Fields Site Manager, John Atkin. The educational talk, which included information on safety warning signs, building site machinery, protective clothing and more, allowed the children to learn about the dangers and hazards on construction sites, as well as the importance of health and safety.

John Atkin, commented: “At Barratt Developments, we are committed to working closely with the local communities that we build in, which is why it is so important that we inform children on the importance of health and safety on construction sites, which are often mistaken for playgrounds. It was really refreshing to see that the pupils had lots of questions and were keen to learn more about how we build houses and the potential risks to look out for.”

The five star housebuilder’s popular Barley Fields development in Barlby, near Selby, continues to integrate within society and work closely with schools. Jillian Baker, Headteacher of Barlby Community Primary School commented: “It’s great to see such a reputable housebuilder get involved with the community and deliver important messages such as health and safety on construction sites. John did a fantastic job presenting to the children. He managed to answer all of their questions whilst delivering it in such a way that all 400 pupils were able to easily understand.”

The Barley Fields development offers a modern and thoughtful design with convenient living solutions for families in an area that benefits from excellent primary and secondary schools as well as a host of nearby amenities such as supermarkets, a leisure centre, high street shops and a local hospital.

The second phase of Barratt Homes’ Barley Fields development launches on Saturday 5th August, so make sure to book a viewing before it’s too late! To find out more about the Barley Fields development go to: https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/BarleyFields/