Engaging with Schoolchildren

Construction sites must always be aware of their community and make efforts to be a good neighbour. Exceptionally considerate constructors will establish lasting links with the local community, ensuring their project leaves a legacy.

See the examples below for how one site achieved this:

  • On one of the contractor’s previous sites in the area, the site team established an excellent relationship with the school they were working on. This project was presented with the CCS Most Considerate Site Award 2016, within the project value category of between £500k and £5m. Find out more about the project here.
  • The site had a particularly good relationship with an autistic pupil called Sean, and set up a wall near the site where Sean could place his drawings of the machinery and workers on site.
  • The site team kept in touch with Sean, and on this most recent site they invited Sean and other children on a site tour to plant some trees as part of a carbon offsetting project.
  • The site manager had a plaque made listing the planters of the trees, including Sean, which is to be displayed at the main entrance of the new building.

This site went above and beyond traditional community engagement, and formed a lasting relationship with a disadvantaged child.

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Monitor report. Walter Thompson (Contractors) Ltd. Cleveland. June 2017.

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