A team of construction workers and their apprentices from Robert Woodhead Ltd got a special visit from some very creative children this Easter.
The Woodhead team working on Derbyshire’s New Bolsover Model Village thoroughly enjoyed a visit by a group of children from the local primary school just before their Easter break.
The team’s Project Manager, had been in touch with New Bolsover Primary School and asked if some of the children would like to design them some Easter bonnets to wear over their hard hats to brighten up their Easter.
All of the children at the school took up the challenge and produced some ‘egg-cellent’ Easter bonnets. Two children from each class were chosen to present their bonnets to the builders for them to show off on site while they worked.
Each child delivered their individual design to the site with their teacher, Elizabeth Mulcahey, who was thrilled with how well the children had done. She said: “It was such a lovely idea and the children had a lot of fun in the classroom designing and making the bonnets for the local builders.
“We had a lovely Easter sing-song with the workers when we delivered the bonnets and the children were all really pleased with how everyone looked in their creations.”
Woodhead’s Site Manager on New Bolsover Model Village, Tony Kent, said: “We thought this would be a great way for the local children to get involved with what we are doing in their community.
“It gave them the opportunity to learn a bit more about what we do on a site like this. It gave them an insight in to what sort of jobs we have in the building trade and what improvements we’re making to the local houses.”
“We would all like to thank the children for the hard work and effort they put in to this challenge. The bonnets all looked great and this could perhaps become a yearly event to brighten up our sites at Easter!”
The project has been funded by approximately £8million from Bolsover District Council’s Housing Revenue Account, £1.9 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £40k from Derbyshire County Council. It is also being supported by Community Voluntary Partners, Derbyshire County Council Public Health, Community Regeneration Trust and Friends of New Bolsover.