Pupils in Sandwell were given a valuable lesson in health and safety from house builder Countryside, who is currently building 188 new homes in Rowley Regis.

As the Christmas holidays draw closer, Countryside paid a visit to Springfield Primary School to educate the children about the dangers associated with a live building site, through the use of props and demonstrations.

Springfield Primary is one of the closest schools to Countryside’s new development on Doulton Road, near the Rowley Hills.

Colin Murray, Regional Health and Safety Manger, Countryside, commented: “Visiting schools to ensure that children are aware of the dangers associated with construction sites is a top priority when starting a new development. We like to bring an element of fun to the presentations, whilst keeping in mind the very serious message that we want to relay. We want the community to know that we take this very seriously and will make every effort to ensure the safety of its local children.”

Susan Powis, Head Teacher, Springfield Primary School, commented: “We know how easily children can be drawn to dangerous situations, so we are thankful to Countryside for coming into the school and talking through the dangers involved in playing or going onto a building site. We’re confident that the children are now equipped with the knowledge to make a safe and sensible decision when it comes to playing near a construction site.”

The development will comprise of 188 stunning new homes with 94 of the properties made available on the open market through a number of home buying initiatives, such as the Help to Buy scheme.

Countryside will be working in partnership with Sigma Capital Group plc who they have previously worked with on a number of award winning developments in the North West.

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