Construction Ambassador Workshop at Coed Glas Primary School

By Tania Costantini


11th Jan 2016

WRW organised a construction based activity workshop at Coed Glas Primary School last week in conjunction with an Ivor Goodsite Safety Presentation.

Coed Glas Workshop

CITB Construction Ambassadors Kelly Edwards and Nina Williams led the workshop with Year 5 Pupils at Coed Glas Primary School, where WRW are currently constructing a three-storey classroom extension and alteration works to the existing Primary School in Llanishen. With the School remaining operational throughout the duration of the 42-week project, WRW have used every opportunity to engage and liaise with pupils, teachers and parents and have previously attended a Parent's Evening and Christmas Fair to liaise and consult with all parties.

The workshop involved pupils competing to build the highest tower using only cocktail sticks and marshmallows. The workshop was split into two sessions and each group were initially given 20 minutes to construct their tower. Following this the children were given some facts and information on construction methods and techniques which enabled them to think about how they could improve their structure. Some of 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.

Coed Glas Workshop

Coed Glas Workshop

The workshop followed an Ivor Goodsite Safety Presentation which was delivered to Years 2 to 6 and aimed to teach pupils about the potential dangers associated with construction sites. Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator, Kelly Edwards, delivered the presentation with the help of Considerate Constructors Mascot, Ivor Goodsite. The Safety Talk has also marked the start of a poster competition where pupils have been tasked with designing a poster based on the information they received at the Safety Talk with the winning posters being displayed on the site hoarding.

Coed Glas Ivor Goodsite

Both events were well received and very much enjoyed with great interaction from the children.

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