Pupils from Tower Bridge Primary School have visited the Berkeley Homes construction site next to Potters Fields Park.
Earlier this month Berkeley Homes and construction company A J Morrisroe welcomed a group of year six pupils to the One Tower Bridge development which is just 200 metres away from the primary school.
Brett Ford, project manager at One Tower Bridge and Tony Henry, from construction company A J Morrisroe, gave a health and safety classroom talk to the twenty school children, before they all headed over to the development, where the children had a chance to don high visibility vests, safety glasses and hard hats and have a tour of the site.
"As most of the children and their families have lived within walking distance of the development for most of their lives, it was a great opportunity to let the children have a closer look at what is going on in their neighbourhood," explains Jon Hall, sales and marketing director at Berkeley Homes.
Teacher Nicola Izibili added: "The children have really been looking forward to their site visit all week. Wearing the full safety clothing, including hard hats, and seeing the site first-hand is a great way to really enhance their understanding of the importance of safety in a fun and interactive way."
After visiting One Tower Bridge, the children were tasked with creating a Jubilee-themed design for the site hoarding. The winning design will be displayed on the site hoarding and will be unveiled to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The first homes in the One Tower Bridge development are due for completion in 2014.