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Arnold school pupils strive for safety


Four creative pupils from an Arnold school now have their work proudly displayed for all to see after winning a safety poster competition held by construction firm J Tomlinson.

The firm, alongside Considerate Constructors’ Mascot Ivor Goodsite, launched the competition during Child Health and Safety Week in June, when children at Arnold Mill school  were educated on construction site hazards and why such sites should not be entered without permission and the correct personal protective equipment.

During the visit, pupils were tasked with creating posters in order to highlight the importance of construction site safety, with a view to keeping the public, local residents and site employees safe; the prize being that the winning poster would be enlarged and displayed on site at Ernehale Court in Arnold, where J Tomlinson is currently building six housing units and 12 apartments for client Gedling Homes.

The winning artists, Millie, Lexi, Alfie and Kaylan, were invited to visit the site, where they were each presented with a £50 WHSmith gift card, and were also able to see their winning posters displayed on the front of the site hoarding – where they will continue to serve as a reminder of the critical importance of construction site safety.

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Richard Ball, head of health, safety, environmental and quality at J Tomlinson, said: “J Tomlinson is a company that champions safe practice inside and outside of the business, and we always try to engage with local schools to help younger generations understand the importance of health, safety and wellbeing.

“The winning pupils at the school should take immense pride in knowing that their fantastic work will help others stay safe.”

Jackie Oldfield, deputy headteacher at Arnold Mill Primary School, said: “We are very grateful to J Tomlinson for taking the time to visit our school and educate the children during Child Health and Safety Week.

The children were very engaged throughout and thoroughly enjoyed creating the site safety posters. Lexi, Millie, Alfie and Kaylan are over the moon about winning the competition and seeing their posters up on the construction site.”

For more information about J Tomlinson, visit

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Located on Cross Street in the Nottinghamshire town of Arnold, Arnold Mill Primary School specialises in the learning and development of nursery and primary-aged students, helping them ‘fulfil their potential, discover new talents and develop a love for learning’.

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