Caldicot youngsters are set to learn about construction site safety after Wales & West Utilities donated equipment that has enabled Cylch Meithrin Cil Y Coed Nursery to enhance their outdoor learning area.

The company has donated equipment it uses to keep its workforce and the public safe during its essential work, including safety barriers, traffic cones and high visibility clothing. The equipment will be used in the nursery’s true-to-life safety area so that pupils can learn more about staying safe around construction and engineering sites.

The nursery, which is based at Ysgol Y Ffin, approached Wales & West Utilities as it’s working locally, in the Newport Road area of the town, to upgrade the gas network.

Nic Mayo, Deputy Manager at Cylch Meithrin Cil Y Coed Nursery, said:

We’ve had our outdoor learning area for a while but when Wales & West Utilities said they would donate equipment we jumped at the opportunity to enhance the area ready for the new academic year.

It’s important that our children learn about the potential dangers around them, and this area now provides them with a great opportunity to learn in a fun and realistic way. It looks fantastic and I’m sure they’ll all get a great deal of benefit from this for years to come.

Wales & West Utilities is making good progress with its gas upgrade work, which started in June. Barring any engineering difficulties, it is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Adam Smith is managing the work and was delighted to hand over the equipment to the school. He said:

We’re pleased to be able to donate equipment to this fantastic site, and I can already see how inquisitive the children are in asking questions that will help keep them safe around construction and engineering sites. Opportunities like this allow children to learn lifelong safety lessons, and hopefully take them home to their families and friends too.

Our work in Caldicot is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.

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