Safety message to children

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PLAYING safe was the subject of a series of visits to Thurnscoe schools.

Youngsters from Gooseacre and The Hill Primary Schools were warned of the dangers of trespassing on building sites by Keepmoat Homes’ Field Sales Manager for Yorkshire, Suzanne Gagen.

A massive building scheme within the village prompted the visits, as youngsters are inevitably attracted to building sites.

Suzanne said: “Although we manage safe sites it can be tempting for children to go and play there, so these visits are designed to show why they should keep out.”

Sue Miller, Learning Mentor at The Hill Primary School, said: “The Keepmoat visit was very helpful. We are developing a good relationship with the company and the high visibility vests that Suzanne brought along will help youngsters be seen when travelling to school in the winter.”

Pupils from the two schools and from Dearne High were involved in selecting the name of the £90 million housing development, as ‘Seasons’. Springside will evolve from the first phase of building with 160 properties, 55 of which will be social rented homes including bungalows and two, three and four bedroomed family houses.