Last Tuesday year 5 spent the morning looking around the site where the new Walton Bridge is being built. The site manager and some of his colleagues took great care over showing a slide presentation and then walking the children safely around the site. The children learnt so much about the local area from the visit. They were told that not only had the 20,000 trees that had to be cut down been replaced, but 1 kingfisher box,
7 Owl boxes and more than 40 Bat boxes had also been installed. They saw how the big metal structures for keeping the new bridge in place were put into position, and how some of the great machines and lorries on site worked.
All the children were issued with a high visibility hat and jacket. The staff from Costain were great and managed to answer all the questions, they even let us eat our lunch in their conference room. Well done Year 5 another engaging visit; you now have to feed back this information to the Year 4 children and then the rest of the school.