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Ivor Goodsite's good start

Despite the very cold start we’ve had to 2012, nothing has managed to get in the way of Ivor Goodsite doing what he does best… teaching children across the UK about construction site safety. Over the last couple of months, Ivor has already been just about everywhere, from Newport to Norfolk, Oxford to Orpington, Glasgow to Greenwich and anywhere in between!

It was straight back to work at the beginning of January for Ivor, when he was whisked away to assist Oxfordshire-based contractor, Art Contracts Ltd, with their health and safety presentation to the pupils of Bishop Loveday CE School in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Around 400 pupils in total, ranging from ages 5-11, enjoyed a poster competition where the best designs won special Ivor Goodsite PPE sets as prizes! Ivor had a fantastic time meeting all the children and even managed to have some photos taken with the winners. Pupils of Bishop Loveday enjoyed meeting Ivor and thanks to him, are now clued up on the dangers of construction sites.

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120 miles north and two weeks later, construction site dangers and a spot of bricklaying took the place of mental maths and times tables when Ivor Goodsite found himself visiting Bowmer & Kirkland’s Teal Park site in Lincoln, along with 30 pupils from the John Blow Primary School in Collingham, Nottinghamshire. The site visit was to coincide with the school’s Future’s Fortnight initiative, where pupils learn about the variety of jobs and careers which will be available to them when they eventually leave school. Pupils enjoyed an exciting presentation from Project Manager, Scott Millington, and then even had the chance to try their hand at bricklaying and have a go in an excavator!

Class teacher Cathy Waite said; “This morning has been fantastic. It’s been really interesting and the children have had fun while they have learnt a little bit about construction. Thank you.”

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With a positive start to the new year and many more visits lined up for Ivor already, it looks like the next ten months are going to bring lots of new challenges and new faces.

As many of you may know, Ivor can bring along a number of products to give to the children he meets when he attends an event, but beware, the Ivor Goodsite PPE sets are selling fast! To get yours now and to find out about the other products available for your Ivor Goodsite event, please visit www.ivorgoodsite.org.uk, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or call us on 0800 783 1423.