Children scoop top prizes for art designs

WDH (Wakefield District Housing) hold a site safety poster competition with pupils from South Hiendley school.'Lee Palmer, WDH site manager, is pictured with winning pupils, L to R) Lily Johnson, Beth Suffield, George Aspinall, Joe Fitzpatrick, Adam Wright and Maizie Booth. The winning pupils each got a certificate and an ipod shuffle.'h7221a150
WDH (Wakefield District Housing) hold a site safety poster competition with pupils from South Hiendley school.'Lee Palmer, WDH site manager, is pictured with winning pupils, L to R) Lily Johnson, Beth Suffield, George Aspinall, Joe Fitzpatrick, Adam Wright and Maizie Booth. The winning pupils each got a certificate and an ipod shuffle.'h7221a150

CREATIVE youngsters won prizes for designing posters to keep people safe on building sites.

The pupils from South Hiendley J&I School, George Street, made the posters to make people aware of the dangers of the sites in their village. They will be displayed on the four-house development on James Street.

Lily Johnson, Beth Suffield, George Aspinall, Joe Fitzpatrick, Adam Wright and Maizie Booth won Ipod shuffles for their posters, and runners-up received boxes of chocolates.

One of the winning pupils, Beth Suffield, eight, said: “Our posters tell people that building sites are dangerous and that you shouldn’t go on them. I really enjoyed drawing mine. I’m looking forward to seeing it up for real.”

The competition was organised by Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) who visited the school in October to launch the competition.

They donated the prizes together with the Union of Construction and Allied Trades and Technicians.

Deputy headteacher Duncan Thompson, said: “Health and safety is one of the school’s strongest areas so this competition has fitted in nicely with what we do.”