A PUPIL from a local primary school saw her health and safety poster for the forthcoming Penny Pie Park footbridge construction site made into an official sign following a competition.
Layla Wadsworth, a year six pupil at St Mary’s Primary School on Stocks Lane, was announced the winner during a health and safety talk which was delivered by a safety health environment coordinator at the school before Christmas.
Chris Butts, from construction firm CR Reynolds, spoke to the pupils about the dangers of building sites.
Layla received a £20 Amazon voucher, as well as her design being placed at either end of the construction site on Pogmoor Recreation Ground and Penny Pie Park.
Coun Robert Frost, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture, said: “Health and safety at construction sites is of the highest priority, so it was fantastic to see such excellent levels of engagement from the children around this important subject.
“The posters were brilliant and showed a great understanding and application of what they learned during the talk from CR Reynolds.
“Layla’s poster will proudly sit at either end of the construction site and be one of the first things workers and passers-by see when they look at the site.”