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Bob the Builder visits Sheffield

Bob the Builder visited Sheffield primary schools to get across the message that sites are not safe playgrounds. Bob, supplied courtesy of the National Federation of Builders, and Supported by Local Companies Henry Boot Construction and Farlwood Ltd visited 3 primary Schools in Sheffield. The visits organised by Local Training Adviser Paul Curry and Education/Careers Adviser Sue Rawson put a fun slant to the health and safety message with the pupils guided through a PPE dress up by Sue and Bob before the serious message of the dangers of building sites was put across.

The visits were well received by both pupils and staff and even Bob commented that it made a change to do something constructive rather than the usual PR events. The day was rounded off with a visit to wards of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital organised by Paul with a cheque presentation of £750 for Christmas presents and £200 pounds worth of Bob goodies handed out to the children, courtesy of the NFB, Yorkshire Builders Fund, Henry Boot Construction UK, and A Ryall and Sons Ltd.

The cheque was presented to Jayne Brooke of the Children’s Appeal by Mick Mosley MD of Henry Boot, and Nick Ryall MD of A Ryall and Sons. Jayne thanked CITB-ConstructionSkills for proposing and organising the visit and said the money would allow play specialists to buy extra special Christmas presents for the children this year. One in the eye for those who doubt the softer side of the industry. back