THE dangers of building sites have been hammered home to Huddersfield schoolchildren.
Totty Building Services teamed up with Kirklees Council to launch an awareness campaign to remind children of the dangers.
The campaign was officially launched at Paddock Junior, Infants and Nursery School, where Totty is undertaking a £1m project to create a new Children's Centre.
The company has won an increasing volume of education sector projects after successfully securing a place on the Kirklees Council's Children's Centres General Framework Arrangement, in 2005.
Pupils will be invited to design their own health and safety poster, with the winning entry displayed across Totty sites.
A party of 10 Year 5 pupils from the Paddock school were treated to a site visit, supervised by Totty Construction's group health and safety adviser, Dr David Resendez, where they had first hand experience of site safety.
Richard Dodd, the school's headmaster, said: "The opportunity for pupils to see the dangers of construction sites for themselves was an extremely important lesson and the poster campaign is a great way to keep the health and safety message in our children's minds while our new facilities are being constructed."
Dr Resendez, added: "Our latest initiative to educate children about the risks of construction sites goes beyond a lecture in assembly and we hope to educate through a creative channel. At this time of year it is especially important to get the safety message across as lighter nights and impending school holidays can multiply risks."