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‘Drawing’ attention to site safety… Ashton Keynes Primary School pupils design posters to promote safety on-site

4 Mar 2024

Bewley Homes, a leading housebuilder committed to community engagement, has joined forces with pupils from Ashton Keynes Primary School for an exciting competition aimed at promoting health and safety awareness on the site of King’s Water – its new development in the village.

The competition invited the creative minds of Ashton Keynes Primary School students to design eye-catching health and safety posters that will be displayed prominently across Bewley Homes’ new development site. The initiative not only fosters a sense of community involvement but also reinforces vital safety messages for workers and visitors.

The entries of Noa Kelly, Ella Hockley-Schwarz, and Martha Hammond were selected by Matt Jenkins, Health, Safety &Environment Manager at Bewley Homes, who emphasized the significance of this collaborative effort. Matt commented: “Ensuring the safety of everyone on our construction sites is a top priority for Bewley Homes. We want everyone to come to work, be safe and go home in the evening.

“By involving the children of Ashton Keynes Primary School in designing these safety posters, we aim to display essential safety messages in a visually engaging way. It’s not only an opportunity to showcase the creativity of the young minds in our community but also reinforces the importance of safety to our workers and visitors on-site.”

Matt added: “Construction sites inherently pose risks, and maintaining a strong safety culture is paramount. These posters will serve as constant reminders of the safety measures in place and further contribute to creating a safer working environment. We believe that involving the local community in such initiatives fosters a collective responsibility for safety, and we are grateful for the enthusiasm and creativity the students have brought to this project. We received some fantastic entries and it was hard to pick three winners.”

The competition aligns with Bewley Homes’ commitment to not only delivering high-quality homes but also prioritising the well-being of everyone involved in their projects. The posters are now prominently displayed across the development site to reinforce safety messages and create a visually impactful reminder for all.

Headteacher at Ashton Keynes Primary School, Samantha Saville, added: “We are delighted Bewley invited us to collaborate on this important site safety initiative. The children had a great time designing their posters and the winners enjoyed visiting a construction site.”

Bewley’s King’s Water development boasts a magnificent nature reserve setting, amidst acres of open green space, offering picturesque views for some homes across two private lakes.

Bewley is building 75 private homes consisting of two, three, four and five bedroom terraced and detached homes including bungalows, as well as Grade II listed buildings which will be refurbished. A range of homes are being built which are set across four areas: The Meadows, The Lawns, The Mews, and The Lakes. Each of these areas, within the development, offers something different for home buyers in terms of the setting and the range of homes.

Noa Kelly, Ella Hockley-Schwarz, Martha Hammond with Headteacher at Ashton Keynes Primary School, Samantha Saville and Bewley Operations Director Peter Carpinelli, at King’s Water.