PUPILS at Mickleton Primary School have been learning about the importance of health and safety on building sites, following a guest assembly.

During the interactive talk at the school, health, safety and environmental manager, Gary Kuzmicz of Miller Homes, educated the pupils on the hazards and potential risks on construction sites.

In addition to the educational talk, Miller Homes provided reflective snapbands for all of the children, which can be used to increase visibility and safety when walking in the dark.

“At Miller Homes, we believe that safety is as important for the local community around our developments, as it is for those who work on-site,” Mr Kuzmicz said.

“When building begins on any of our sites, we understand that it might be tempting for curious children to enter to have a look around. To combat this, we aim to educate youngsters close to any of our new neighbourhoods, and these assemblies provide the perfect way to do so.”

Debbie Howell, headteacher of the school, said: "Our children’s safety is our top priority, and it’s fantastic to have an expert on the subject sharing their knowledge with our pupils.

"We’re thrilled with the snapbands too, as are the children, judging by the reaction."