Local housebuilder David Wilson Homes recently held an artwork competition for its new hoarding at The Woodlands development on Herne Boy Road, Sturry, with children from Sturry Church of England Primary School asked to submit their entries on the theme of site safety. The winning designs have now been placed upon the hoarding which is poised to unveil the next phase of the development.
The competition challenged the students in crafting not only the best poster promoting safety around live building sites, but also to better their understanding of site safety, due to the development being just under a ten-minute walk away from the school. The impressive designs consisted of a range of important messages, with many drawings of high vis jackets, safety boots, and hard hats, all in striking bright colours.
Natalie Perry, Sales and Marketing Director for David Wilson Kent, comments: “Site safety can sometimes be wrongfully overlooked but it is so important to understand, which is why at David Wilson Kent, we believe it is integral to the younger generation, and what better way to do that than through some incredible artwork! We are so proud of each entry which were all so thoughtfully designed, and picking the winners was certainly not easy. We hope the students learnt the importance of staying safe around sites, the same way their artwork is now going to enforce this importance to the local community.”
Abbe Mills, Teacher at Sturry Church of England Primary School, adds: “We would like to thank David Wilson Kent for this incredible opportunity for our students. It was wonderful to see the students get so excited to participate in a local competition, allowing for their creative juices to flow. They also loved being able to visit the site, which many of them are residents at, and I have seen their confidence grow massively since the competition for all things health and safety.”