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Poster competition

A Cwmbran schoolgirl is helping to warn children of the dangers of building sites. Lucie Allison, eight, from Pontnewydd Primary School, won a poster competition organised by Us and LCB Construction.

Her drawing has been blown up and is now on display at the entrance to a building site where three bungalows are being built near her school.

Some of our staff and staff from LCB Construction visited the school to give her a prize and present the school council with a £1,000 cheque.

The two runners-up were Amelia Taylor, five, and Jacob Whitcombe, five.

Lewis Hughes, contracts manager at LCB Construction, said: “We recently gave the pupils a building site safety talk and asked them to draw a poster. The standard of entries was fantastic.

“At the same time as giving out prizes for the posters we were also proud to be give the school a donation towards some work they are having done in the playground.”

Kerry Waters, head of Pontnewydd Primary School, said: “We were over the moon to be given a cheque for £1,000. Our school council want a pagoda with shade for pupils to be able to sit under and this kind donation is going to help us get it built.”

Steve Jones, our contract manager, said: “We are building homes across Torfaen so educating children about the dangers of building sites is essential. This was a successful project thanks to the involvement of our contractor, LCB Construction, and the keenness of the school to take part.”

Lucie, wearing a hard hat and high-vis jacket, stood with the runners-up, Jacob and Amelia, in front of Lewis Hughes and Steve Jones.

Lucie, wearing a hard hat and high-vis jacket, stood with the runners-up, Jacob and Amelia, in front of Lewis Hughes and Steve Jones.

Lucie Allison's poster on display at the entrance to the building side in Coed Cae, Pontnewydd.

Lucie Allison’s poster on display at the entrance to the building side in Coed Cae, Pontnewydd.

Callum Buttwell, headboy, holding the £1,000 cheque from LCB Construction with fellow members of the school council and Lewis Hughes and Steve Jones.

Callum Buttwell, headboy, holding the £1,000 cheque from LCB Construction with fellow members of the school council and Lewis Hughes and Steve Jones.