Poster Competition Warns of Building Site Dangers

Wed 18 Jul 2018

Tilly being presented with her prize

A Skewen school pupil has won a competition which will see her poster displayed at building sites right across Wales.

Tilly Myatt-Cook a pupil in Year Four at Coedffranc Primary School won the competition which was organised by Hale Construction, in conjunction with Neath Port Talbot social housing provider, Tai Tarian.  They asked pupils to design a poster warning children of the dangers of playing on building sites.

The winning poster will now by displayed at all Hale Construction’s building sites across Wales.  In addition, Tilly also won a digital camera with book vouchers being presented to the runners up.  Hale Construction also presented the school with a laptop as thank you for putting their pupils forward to take part in the competition.

Speaking after being announced as the winner, Tilly said:
"I’m really excited to have won this competition and I can’t wait to see my poster put up at all the sites.  Playing on building sites is really dangerous and I hope my poster will stop children from doing that.”

The competition was run as part of Tai Tarian’s Community Benefits programme.  This ensures businesses that work directly with the organisation give something back to the community.  This could include employing local people, purchasing materials locally or getting involved in community initiatives.

David Harrhy, Hale Construction’s Managing Director said:
“As a local company we believe strongly in engaging with the community in which we work and asking the children of Coedffranc Primary School to design safety posters allows us to do just that.  It also reinforces the very important message that building sites are dangerous places.”

Tai Tarian’s Tenant Liaison Officer, Steve Grey said:
“We are currently working with Hale Construction to build new homes near Coedffranc Primary School and with the summer holidays approaching we felt that it was important that children are reminded of the dangers of playing on construction sites.

We fully supported Hale Construction in running this important campaign as part of the Community Benefits programme and we were delighted to see so much enthusiasm and great entries from the children.”