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Pupils get a lesson in health and safety

Pupils at Carnegie Primary School in South Fod West donned goggles, hard hats and hi-visibility jackets as they learnt all about staying safe around building sites at a recent health and safety presentation with Morgan Sindall.

The company is currently building the new £7.8 million eco-school for Fife Council as part of the Building Fife’s Future programme.  When complete, the school is set to be one of the most environmentally-friendly schools in Scotland.

And, because the majority of the work will be taking place during term-time, Morgan Sindall’s safety, health and environment advisor Alan Christie wanted to ensure the youngsters understood how to stay safe.

“Construction sites can be very dangerous places for children and it’s up to us to make sure that they understand what these dangers are so that they stay safe during the project, says Alan.  “The pupils were a great audience.  They really enjoyed trying on all of the protective equipment and learning about health and safety and we hope they enjoy watching their new classrooms come to life over the coming months.”