Ilkley youngsters get hands on experience of working construction site

Ilkley Gazette: Photo caption 1: Some of the children from Ben Rhydding with Site Manager, Steve Brown. Photo caption 1: Some of the children from Ben Rhydding with Site Manager, Steve Brown.

A GROUP of 35 children from Ben Rhydding Pre-school in Ilkley visited a live construction site operated by national housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat to look at the new homes being built.

The four-year-olds and their parents were given a tour of the construction site on Valley Drive where 33 brand new two, three and four bedroom homes are currently being built on behalf of Bradford Council.

Keepmoat Project Manager, Rob Seaman, and Site Manager, Steve Brown, fenced off an area of the site so that the children could watch a JCB Telescopic Fork Truck in operation.

Rob Seaman, Keepmoat project manager, said: “The children had a great time looking around the site and they were all very well behaved.

“Their faces were a picture when they saw the truck lifting blocks on to the scaffolding, and they certainly looked the part in their mini PPE!”

Val Slater, Bradford Council's executive member for housing, planning and transport, said: "I'm sure the children enjoyed their day watching houses being built and in years to come they will remember being there when the bricks were laid and the diggers were busy.

“These two, three and four bedroom homes will provide much needed Council accommodation for Ilkley families."

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