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Homebuilder partners with primary school for health and wellbeing programme

25 October 2019

Leading UK home builder, Keepmoat Homes, recently partnered with a Motherwell primary school to support its pupil’s health and wellbeing programme.

The developer, which is currently delivering 111 new homes at it’s The Castings development, on the site of the former Ravenscraig steelworks, worked with Knowetop Primary School to support its health and wellbeing programme and raise awareness of site safety. This support included members of Keepmoat Homes team attending the school to explain the dangers of a working development site and launch a competition for pupils to design safety posters for the active development.

Following lots of entries from each class, Keepmoat Homes narrowed it down to a final four before selecting the design by Hannah McNab, of Primary 6 as the winning entry. All of the shortlisted designs, runners up and winning posters are now on display at The Castings development and pupils from the school attended the site to cut the ribbon and go on a special site tour with Site Manager, John Pringle.

Gordon Murray, Deputy Headteacher at Knowetop Primary School, commented, “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Keepmoat Homes for providing a valuable learning experience for our pupils.  This partnership project supported both our Health and Wellbeing programme and also our Developing the Young Workforce aims.  The staff at Keepmoat were fantastic in sharing their knowledge with the children and answered any questions pupils had related to careers, safety and sustainability.

“It is great to see examples of our children's work on display in the local community.”

Beth McNeil, Regional Managing Director at Keepmoat Homes in Scotland said, “At Keepmoat Homes we believe it’s important to work with the local communities in which we are developing. In this case, with Knowetop Primary School so close to our site, we knew we wanted to support their curriculum and also raise awareness of the dangers associated with active sites and together with staff from the school we were able to create this competition.

“The winning design is fantastic, and all the entries were very creative and insightful. I also hope we inspired some of these young people to consider a career in housebuilding when they come to decide on their future, we may have even had a future Site Manager or Regional Managing Director on the site visit.”

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