Heart of the Campus contractor, Graham Construction, entered a piece of artwork created by children at the University’s Collegiate Campus nursery into a hoarding competition run by the Considerate Constructors Scheme. We’re pleased to announce that our creative and talented children have been awarded the second prize in this national competition.
Next door to the construction site is the University’s Nursery and for some time now the children have been very interested in the construction site and its daily activities. The site management team visited the nursery during the summer with their special friend Ivor Goodsite, which was a great success. The children all adored meeting Ivor and finding out more about construction.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme created “Ivor Goodsite” back in 2003, since then he has become the face of good construction practice. In his role as ambassador Ivor has made appearances at thousands of schools, sites and countless other events to help educate young people about the importance of construction site safety and to promote all that is positive about the UK construction industry. Over the last 10 years, Ivor has assisted with community engagement events as well as making children aware of the dangers of construction sites. Year upon year he has become increasingly popular, building a range of educational products and becoming the familiar face of the industry that we all know today.
To commemorate Ivor’s tenth birthday, Considerate Constructors launched the Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition earlier this year. Contractors entered by inviting schools and children’s groups local to their sites to take part in designing and decorating their hoarding.
The children and their teachers were delighted to be invited to take part in the Ivor Goodsite hoarding competition. All the children actively got involved in painting the hoarding. They enjoyed painting a construction worker who was busy working but was being very careful not to damage the beautiful environment. Some enjoyed painting brightly coloured flowers, but the favourite part of the painting for all the children was creating the leaves with their handprints using as many colours as possible to show the full colour spectrum for autumn leaves.
The competition was a great success with construction site teams nationwide working together with their surrounding communities, actively involving young people near their works.
For more information on the Ivor Goodsite Competition visit the Considerate Constructors Scheme website.