WRW undertook a Construction Ambassador Workshop last week as part of our community engagement commitment on the Aberystwyth Fire Station project.
Key Stage 2 Pupils at Ysgol Plascrug in Aberystwyth welcomed CITB Construction Ambassadors Kelly Edwards and Nina Williams to carry out an Ivor Goodsite Safety Presentation and Tower Building Workshop.
WRW are currently undertaking the design and build of the new Fire Station in Aberystwyth for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, due for completion in May this year. Designed to achieve BREEAM 'Excellent' rating, WRW are also working in partnership with Constructing Excellence in Wales and the Enabling Zero Waste initiative to avert waste generated during the demolition and new build of the project. As part of the Enabling Zero Waste project the particular focus will be on ascertaining whether an unusual design results in the unnecessary generation of waste.
The workshop was delivered to Year 5 pupils where they competed to build the highest tower using only cocktail sticks and Jelly Babies. The group were given 20 minutes to construct their tower, following which they were given some facts and information on construction methods and techniques to enable them to think about how they could improve their structure. The pupils showed great initiative and technique with most understanding the need for a solid foundation or base in order for the structure to remain strong and steady.
Ysgol Plascrug said: "The pupils loved learning about keeping safe and Ivor Goodsite in particular was a big hit!" WRW's Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator Kelly Edwards commended all pupils on their behaviour and participation during the activities and would like to thank teachers, staff and pupils at Ysgol Plascrug for the warm welcome they received.