Local housebuilder, Countryside, has paid a visit to St Paul’s C.E Primary School in Walkden to give the children a valuable lesson in health and safety ahead of the Christmas holidays.

As building work steams ahead at Heyfields, Countryside’s newest development in Walkden, health and safety experts visited the local primary school to engage the children in an interactive and educational assembly.

With health and safety at the top of its agenda, Countryside is making every effort to ensure that the children of Walkden are educated on the potential hazards that lie within a construction site.

With homes now available, Heyfields is set to comprise 96 two, three and four bedroom homes, all of which will be available through the government’s 5% deposit Help to Buy scheme.

Situated on Manchester Road, Heyfields forms part of Countryside’s wider plans to provide affordable new homes in Walkden.

Yvette Sullivan, Head Teacher commented: “With the development only a stone’s throw away from our school and many of our pupil’s homes, we welcomed the chance for Countryside to come and speak to the children. It’s reassuring to both staff and parents that the children will be able to play safely in the area during the construction period.

“The children responded enthusiastically to the question and answer session and the props and demonstrations really helped them to visualise real life situations that they could one day come into contact with.”

Peter Vella, Regional Sales and Marketing Director, Countryside, added: “Health and safety is of paramount importance to us and we are grateful to St Paul’s for allowing us to talk to the children. From their response it is clear that they have learned a valuable lesson in a subject that remains a serious issue. We wish all the children a happy and safe Christmas holiday.”

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