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Salford schoolchildren help highlight building site danger

24 May, 2022

Salford schoolchildren have been using their artistic talents to help raise awareness about the dangers posed by construction sites.

Children at Willow Tree Primary School have designed a series of health and safety posters that have been put up around the new Neighbourhood development in Seedley South, which is currently under construction.

The eye-catching designs highlight the hazards associated with playing on building sites.

Neighbourhood is a new development from Salix Homes and developer Step Places who are building 157 homes on land off Kara Street and Liverpool Street, close to the primary school on Greenland Street.

Construction workers from the site recently gave an assembly to the schoolchildren about site safety to highlight the potential dangers in and around construction sites, which prompted the children to create their own safety posters.

Harinder Dhaliwal, managing director at Step Places, said: “Meeting up with the children at Willow Tree Primary School was really enlightening. The children showed a great interest in the scheme from a health and safety point of view, to future careers and the energy saving features we’re adopting. The engagement with the school and the staff is excellent and we are proud to be involved in a community-led scheme with our partners Salix Homes.”

Neighbourhood is an eco-friendly development, comprising social housing, homes for affordable rent and properties for shared ownership and outright sale.

Terry McBride, development manager at Salix Homes, added: “Neighbourhood is a real community-focused development, which will bring much-needed new and affordable housing for local people, so we’re committed to continuing those community connections and working closely with the children and staff at Willow Tree Primary School.

“The children’s posters are just fantastic, and they have really taken the message about site safety onboard. The Neighbourhood development is situated in the heart of a well-established community, so we hope the children’s posters on site will really help highlight the importance of safety on construction sites.”

Deputy headteacher Karen Lyons, said: “The children of Willow Tree really enjoyed displaying their creative talents in order to share the message and highlight the importance of safety on construction sites. What a wonderful opportunity for them to have their posters publicly showcased within their own community.”

Neighbourhood is a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes and one and two-bedroom apartments and is due to be completed in summer 2023.

For more information about homes available, email neighbourhood@salixhomes.co.uk or visit Neighbourhood Salford.