Building a strong foundation

A CONSTRUCTION firm has been building bridges with a Sutton primary.

Workers from Galliford Try called to visit pupils at Robins Lane Primary in a bid to increase their knowledge about the dangers of playing near roadworks.

The contractor, responsible for the new footbridge linking the town centre to the new Saints stadium, gave the youngsters a presentation on road safety issues – helped by the council’s Road Safety and Travel Awareness team.

Councillor Sue Murphy, cabinet member for Neighbourhoods, Safer Communities and Youth, said: “The company is carrying out a lot of work on the Linkway, near the school, and is keen to warn pupils of the dangers of getting too close to the roadworks.”

Galliford Try are also organising a poster competition for the children – and supplying prizes for the winners.

Pictured are Robins Lane pupils with (left to right) Gill Roberts from the council’s Road Safety and Travel Awareness team, Mark Foster, safety mascot Ivor GoodSite and Mark Hughes (Galliford Try) and Janine Kilgallon from Robins Lane School.