Neath school children visit £6million construction site
Children at a Neath primary school have been given an insight into the construction industry at our £6 million care home development in the town.
Jehu Project Services Ltd, the main contractor for the 60 bed care home development on Heol Illtyd, invited the children from Waunceirch Primary School to visit and learn more about the construction industry.
The children, aged between 9 and 10 were given a guided tour, found out more about the range of jobs in construction and learnt about the dangers of a building site.
Jehu is building the care home as part of our partnership with Neath Port Talbot Council to improve residential care services within the county.
Jehu has registered the development with the Considerate Constructors Scheme - an initiative launched to improve the image of the construction industry.
Bernie Mark of Jehu said: "As a company, we want to make a strong, positive impact on the local community, and it was great to welcome the Year 5 children here today, I’m hoping some of them will have been inspired to become the next generation of carpenters, electricians, architects or construction managers."
Eleanor Jones, teacher at Waunceirch primary School said: "At Waunceirch Primary School, staff and pupils were delighted to become involved with the Jehu and Gwalia project and benefitted from the learning opportunities this afforded. Our first visit surpassed expectations with pupils learning a vast amount from career opportunities to project management and environmental considerations."
Jonathan Hughes, our Director of Development said: "When we awarded the contract to Jehu we specified that the community should benefit. As a result Jehu’s Community Benefits Strategy aims to deliver trainee opportunities in construction sector, unpaid work experience opportunities, an engagement programme with Neath Port Talbot College and local primary schools in addition to open day events for the neighbouring residents."
The care home development is due for occupation towards the end of 2015.