Building site safety for tots

First Adventures Nursery at McCarthy and Stone's
First Adventures Nursery at McCarthy and Stone's

With the days now drawing in and darker evenings upon us McCarthy & Stone has joined forces with First Adventures Nursery in Linlithgow to help keep children safe.

The children aged three and four were asked to design ‘Safety Sid’ posters following a visit by McCarthy & Stone’s site manager Brian Galloway to their nursery to remind everyone about the dangers of playing near a live construction site.

A group of children took the opportunity to visit the development this week to deliver their posters ready for them to be laminated, and put on display around the perimeter of the development as a way of reminding the wider public to stay safe.

Evelyn Boyd, nursery teacher from First Adventures Nursery said: “We actively take our children out on walks throughout Linlithgow and the children have been fascinated by the construction work that’s taking place at the development.

“The activity of the diggers, trucks and workers can look very exciting for children so we thought this was a great way to team up with McCarthy & Stone in order to remind the children that construction sites are not playgrounds.

“They’ve had fun colouring in their ‘Safety Sid’ posters and I’m sure they will make an eye-catching display whilst delivering a very important tant safety message.”

Rosemary Giovino, sales and marketing director for McCarthy & Stone in Scotland, said: “We’re committed to working with and supporting local communities so it’s a real pleasure to to reinforce our very important safety messages in such a fun way.”