School children offer a helping hand with site hoardings at Marble Hall

Helping handsOne of the most iconic and historical buildings in Derby is benefitting from an extensive refurbishment project thanks to the specialist construction team from Woodhead Heritage.

As part of Woodhead’s commitment to involve the Osmaston residents in the regeneration project, 60 year six students from Osmaston Primary School have been invited along to help decorate the site hoardings with their handprints.

Paul Staniforth is site manager for Woodhead Heritage, he said: “It’s always important to us that we involve local people in our projects but it’s especially important with Marble Hall as this new community facility will play a huge role in the wider Osmaston Regeneration area project.

“It’s an added bonus that our site hoarding will be made to look bright and fun thanks to the creative talents of the Osmaston Primary students.”

Vickie Rock is Deputy Headteacher at Osmaston Primary School, she said: “It’s great to see this site being developed and put to good use for the local community. It’s just around the corner from the school so the children will pass the site every day and see the project unfold. It will be good for them to feel involved, and stamping their handprints on the hoarding is a fun way to do that.”