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Stotfold pupils get a lesson in health and safety

Stotfold pupils get a lesson in health and safety

Pupils at Roecroft Lower School in Stotfold are the top of the class when it comes to health and safety.

Morgan Sindall hosted a health and safety presentation at the school to give youngsters a better understanding of some of the dangers associated with building sites.

The firm is currently building the new £5.5 million Roecroft Lower School. The school is relocating from its current position in Church Road to a site north of the A507 bypass.

Morgan Sindall safety, health and environmental advisor Neal Ward visited pupils to ensure they understood the company’s important safety message to avoid building sites.

“We have an uncompromising commitment to safety so we wanted to make sure local children are aware of the potential dangers on a construction site,” says Neal. “Building sites may look like fun places to explore but playing on or around them can lead to fatal consequences.

“The pupils at Roecroft were a fantastic audience and really enjoyed trying on all the protective equipment and learning about health and safety.”

The new building will feature a number of sustainable technologies such as a biomass boiler, solar power heating and a sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) to prevent excess surface water from overloading the storm drains.

The project is due to be completed in the autumn of 2011.