Leeds pupils’ art given show on site

Pupils from New Bewerley Community School at the site.
Pupils from New Bewerley Community School at the site.
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Children have brightened up a building site with their eye catching artwork.

‘Building brighter futures’ banners displaying posters created by New Bewerley Community School pupils are on show at the Beeston site where 60 homes are being constructed by Leeds City Council’s partners, sc4L and Keepmoat.

The posters were designed by the youngsters after they were treated to an assembly by mascot Keepmoat Ken.

They were asked to identify the different professions needed to make a building project work and then to design a poster for their preferred role.

The pupils were encouraged to think about careers in construction beyond what they see people doing on the site and given an assembly warning of the dangers of building sites.

Tracey Cunningham, New Bewerley Community School assistant headteacher, said: “With such a big development on our doorstep, it seemed an ideal opportunity to delve into the world of construction. As well as letting pupils know what is being built and why, we really wanted to stress the importance of keeping safe near a building site. They’re immensely proud to see their construction posters on display, and so are we.”

The housing regeneration project will build 388 new homes and refurbish 1,245 homes across Little London, Beeston Hill and Holbeck.

Councillor Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s executive member for communities, said: “Pupils are seeing new council homes progress day by day on their way to and from school and now they have a great insight into the people and skills needed to make it all happen, as well as important safety advice.

“We want to create a positive, lasting change in our communities so I’m delighted to see that the pupils have taken such a keen interest as they will help us sustain these communities in the future.”