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Bury St Edmunds building site safety banner designed by six-year-old Tollgate Primary School pupil




A six-year-old pupil at Tollgate Primary School, in Bury St Edmunds, has won a competition to design a safety banner for David Wilson Homes at Marham Park.

Before the summer holidays the developer asked pupils to design a banner to warn other children about the dangers of playing near building sites.

Ruby was crowned the winner and saw her design transformed into a large banner in Great Hall Drive.

Ruby and Site Manager Andy Barker with Ruby's winning site safety banner (50259769)
Ruby and Site Manager Andy Barker with Ruby's winning site safety banner (50259769)

Ruby said: “I really enjoyed designing my poster and could not wait to see it.”

Annette Hurst, sales director at David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties, said: “Many children might not realise the hazards presented by a building site and perceive it as a fun and exciting place to play, especially when spending more time at home during the summer holidays.

“That is certainly not the case and we are very grateful to Ruby for helping us to raise awareness and hopefully discourage children from entering building sites unattended.”

Ruby and Site Manager Andy Barker with Ruby's winning site safety banner (50259220)
Ruby and Site Manager Andy Barker with Ruby's winning site safety banner (50259220)

Ruby was greeted by Andy Barker, site manager at Marham Park, once her banner was in place.

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