Broughton CE Primary School has received a major boost after securing a sponsorship deal from Story Homes’ Future Story funding.
The primary school has thanked Story Homes, at a special school worship assembly, for providing £1,500 towards the cost of supplying ipads for all the children in the school to use.
The schoolchildren were also treated to a visit from Story Homes’ friendly mascot Builder Bear, who encouraged them to put safety first with the help of a new video by house builder Story Homes.
The award-winning house builder behind two developments in Preston – D’Urton Manor and Waterside – paid a visit to the local school children to help them learn about the importance of building site safety.
The pupils, aged between five and seven, were shown a video on site safety with messages illustrated by the developer’s mascot Builder Bear who acts as a safety superhero to spread to word to children about the importance of staying safe around building sites. The children also had the opportunity to dress up in personal protection equipment including a hard hat and high-visibility vest. Other activities for the pupils included identifying potential hazards and different types of construction equipment in a workbook to accompany the video.
Story Homes Head of Production, David Rimmer, said: “As a five-star housebuilder, we know the importance of making children and young people aware of site safety. We have a responsibility to the communities in which we build to not only enhance the area but to minimise any disruption caused by our work – and this includes ensuring our neighbours are kept safe.
“Moving in to the summer holidays it was timely to remind them of the potential dangers on a building site.
“We want to thank Broughton CE primary school and the year one and two children for helping us to pilot our new workshop in Preston and look forward to rolling A Safety Story out to other schools across our three key regions.
“We’re also delighted to support Broughton CE Primary School and their PTFA who are bringing in new technology for the children. Our donation goes towards their project to buy an ipad for all the children to use in school.
“We are expanding our presence in the North West and are dedicated to reaching out to the local community and supporting local clubs and organisations.”
Headteacher at Broughton CE school Carolyn Singleton, said: “A massive thank you to the Story Homes team for visiting the school. Builder Bear was a welcome visitor to our school worship, as were the whole team.
“All of us at Broughton CE Primary School are incredibly grateful for Story Homes’ extremely generous donation. The money will be very well spent, being put towards buying a new class set of i-pads. This will benefit every child in school.
“Years one and two followed this with a very informative presentation. They particularly enjoyed the high-vis jackets and hard hats!”
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