Year 3 pupils from Eccleston Lane Ends Primary School, located on Albany Avenue in Prescot, visited Bellway’s Scotchbarn Rise development for an educational health and safety session.

A group of 35 seven and eight-year-olds attended the trip, which comprised a health and safety-focussed introduction to the different elements of a busy building site and the opportunity for the children to try their hands at the art of bricklaying.

Site Manager Steve Williams and Build Coordinator Mark Shiels provided an overview of the development taking place, introducing the different job roles and pieces of machinery and concluding with the importance of health and safety, explaining the many potential dangers and common hazards on a construction site.

The group was then given an interactive bricklaying lesson, with some of the pupils enjoying the opportunity to spread mortar on one side of a brick and then placing another brick on top, assisted by Steve and Mark.

To conclude, the children were treated to a tour of the development’s stunning showhomes to see a fully finished property and the end result of the construction process.

Gareth Ellison, the Year 3 teacher at Eccleston Lane Ends Primary School, comments: “The visit to Bellway’s Scotchbarn Rise development was a wonderful opportunity for the children.  The health and safety talk was hugely informative, as was the tour of an active building site and being able to see first-hand the various trades and careers involved.  Being able to try their hand at laying bricks was certainly the highlight.”

Jenny Bell, sales director at Bellway, adds: “We really do enjoy inviting school children to site, watching them learn all about construction and trying their hand at brick laying.  The visit is very informative yet lots of fun too; perfect for pupils of this age.

“Scotchbarn Rise is located close to Eccleston Lane Ends Primary School and it’s likely that some of our residents will send their children to the school, so it was great to host the health and safety visit with existing pupils and introduce the development to them.”

Scotchbarn Rise, situated on Scotchbarn Lane in Whiston, is a beautiful development of two, three and four bedroom homes with a desirable village location.  Designed with modern lifestyles in mind, the properties feature flexible floor layouts and boast a high-quality specification.  Just one mile from Prescot town centre and only 10 miles from Liverpool city centre, the development is well connected for families and commuters alike.

Prices start from £179,995.  For further information, please contact Bellway on 0151 426 6918 (open Monday and Friday from 10am until 5pm, Thursday from 10am until 7pm, and weekends from 11am until 5pm) or visit