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Dalston pupils learn importance of health and safety with help of Builder Bear

December 2014

The children of a primary school in Dalston have been learning all about Health and Safety, thanks to Story Homes’ very own Builder Bear mascot.

Pupils at St. Michaels CE Primary School in Dalston were joined by Story Homes bear as he highlighted the importance of health and safety around building sites.


Builder Bear with pupils from St. Michaels School

House builder Story Homes is currently building the popular ‘The Grange’ development locally, and has worked closely with the St. Michaels to deliver a presentation to the whole school, making them aware of the need for safety around building sites.

After a talk and video from Story Homes’ Health and Safety Manager, Sean Trodden, the children were treated to a surprise visit from Builder Bear, who helped to reiterate the importance of safety. The children were able to interact with Builder Bear, many having their pictures taken, as he described site health and safety in a fun way to the captive audience.

Claire Armstrong, Year 1 Class Teacher said of the visit: “The talk and video really appeared to make an impact on all the children. They really enjoyed meeting Builder Bear and it helped them to remember the key messages about keeping safe.

“The visit showed that Story Homes is safety conscious and aware of the need to deliver the safety message to the community. Everyone enjoyed the visit, and even the younger children could talk at length about what they had learned.”

As well as tackling health and safety, the talk also helped with a current class project, ‘Time and Place’, which has seen the class look at how Dalston has changed over time.

For more information about The Grange, please call Rachel on 07811986005 or click here.