News

26/04/18

Wembley Park children design hoardings

As part of the Wembley Park construction school engagement programme, Wembley Park delivered a workshop with 32 school children aged 9 -10 years old.

The art workshop was themed around construction sites and health and safety.  The children were able to try on PPE and discuss the importance of maintaining a well-managed, safe environment.

 

They learnt about different vehicles and what job opportunities there are in construction. The children created colourful images including tower cranes, diggers and different people in construction roles. Alongside messages to construction workers to ‘Come home safety’

 

 

This project is part of a wider school engagement programme where the class visit site every six months to see the development, meet the team and take part in different construction challenges. 

 

The hoardings

The artwork is installed on the hoarding on First Way and the children and teachers visited their creation where they were met by a construction mascot. 

They all enjoyed the experience and were excited to see their work reproduced on such a large scale and exposed to so many passers-by.

Speaking about the children experiences Miss Pipkin, teacher St Joseph RC Junior School said:

“Thank you very much for a fantastic afternoon painting yesterday! The children loved it: hope you did too!” 

A trip to the Viewing platform 

To end the day, the team from Sisk took the children to the viewing platform so that they could see a wider view of Wembley Park and get an overview of everything they learnt on the day. We would like to thank the children and teachers for their on-going involvement in this project, delivered in partnership with Sisk and Quintain.