Scholes pupils put safety first

Scholes First School kids have been asked to design safety posters for the building site of their new school. Riley Firth, Robyn Butterworth, Brandon Cartwright, Daisy Gelder and Teigan Japhet-Ward with their posters and are joined by Neil Spencer and Sue Dickinson from the site. (d29031161)
Scholes First School kids have been asked to design safety posters for the building site of their new school. Riley Firth, Robyn Butterworth, Brandon Cartwright, Daisy Gelder and Teigan Japhet-Ward with their posters and are joined by Neil Spencer and Sue Dickinson from the site. (d29031161)

As builders continue to work at Scholes First School to transform the building by September, children have been learning lessons about the dangers of playing near construction sites.

The children were given a talk by Bob the Builder – lookalike Ivor Goodsite – who showed them the types of safety equipment he used on building sites.

Rob Moon, director at construction firm Bermar Builders, which is carrying out building work at the school, asked children to design safety posters warning others about the dangers of playing on building sites.

The winners were put up around school.

Headteacher Samantha Marriott said: “The Ivor Goodsite assembly inspired some fantastic entries to the competition.

“The winners are very proud to see their posters used around the site.

“We had over half the school enter the competition and we picked five winners, one from each class, to have their designs put up around the school.

“They loved the talk and doing the posters.

“The pupils really took Ivor’s advice on board because they used it as the basis for their posters.”

Kirklees Council is funding the £2m overhaul and refurbishment of Scholes First School, which will become Scholes Village Primary School in September.

It will take children from age five-to-11, with a nursery provision as well.

Mrs Marriott added: “They’re really excited because the walls are now going up. They can see the size of the new classrooms.”