Hale Construction Gives West Wales Students a taster of the building profession at their Howells Close development

Students from Monkton Priory CP School were given the chance to visit Hale Construction’s Howell Close development in Monkton for an educational talk about the construction industry.

Twelve students aged between 10 to 11 years old, from Monkton Priory CP School in Pembrokeshire spent St David’s Day at Howells Close, which is a development of 30 Pembrokeshire Housing Association houses and flats.

They received an in-depth talk about what goes on at construction sites, including the different types of houses built, environmental issues, safety around a construction site and career opportunities available.

As part of the visit, Hale Constructions’ site manager, Brian James also printed out empty dimensioned site plans for the pupils to produce their own housing layout.

Speaking about the visit, Dylan Lawrence, Deputy Head teacher at Monkton CP Priory School said: “The visit with Hale Construction was brilliant and the pupils found it fascinating and enjoyed every minute. They were happy to be given the opportunity to see site plans and then see how they had been transformed into actual buildings. It was great.”

Shelly Morris, head teacher at Monkton Priory CP School said: “We are very grateful to Hale Construction and thank them for inviting us and giving the pupils the chance to learn about the construction industry and gain an insight into the safety aspects.”

The school site visit was arranged by Hale Construction as they are part of the Considerate Contractors Scheme, which is a non-profit making, independent organisation founded with the aim of improving the industry’s image and with a firm focus on safety.

Hale Construction is registered with the scheme and all abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, which aims to protect industry image, value the community, protect the environment, secure everyone’s safety and value their workforce.

Brian James, Site manager for Hale Construction, said: “It’s great having the pupils here and teaching them about the dangers on site while also educating them about the industry and showing them career opportunities available.”

For more information about Monkton or other Hale Construction projects, please visit: http://www.haleconstruction.co.uk/current-projects

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