downwell working to promote site safety with schools
When any demolition project is announced there are always concerns from those living and working close to the site about Noise, Vibration, Dust, Traffic Movements and Site Security. At Downwell we make it a priority to engage with the community before any work starts to try and alleviate any concerns the they may have.
One of the ways we do this is to work with Schools local to sites we are working on to educate the Children on the dangers of trying to play on demolition sites.
We are currently working on the Demolition of a former army Barracks called Howe Barracks in Canterbury. The site is quite extensive and has a large residential area close to the site. Therefore we contacted the local primary School called Pilgrim's Way to see if they would take part in a 'Painting and Drawing Competition'. They jumped at the chance to participate. We provided the School with information about our work and the measures we take to ensure site safety. We asked the children to draw a picture depicting our work but incorporating safety messages to make sure they understood the dangers we had conveyed in our information.
Each age group from Reception to Year 6 took part. Prizes of book tokens were awarded to a winner and runner up in each age group. The Lord Mayor of Canterbury came along to present the prizes at a special assembly.
Al the artworks have ben displayed on the fencing outside the Barracks.