Recently, Milestone Infrastructure visited St Swithun’s Primary School in Kennington, Oxfordshire to host a road safety awareness session for pupils.

Introducing the 120 pupils, from Year Four and Five, to road safety, our colleagues ran several practical activities- from interactive games on traffic management to the chance to explore a gully tanker, a specialist vehicle which is used to clear debris, waste or mud that can cause blockages in the gully.

Organised by Civil Engineer Apprentice Macy Richards, Training Coordinator Diana Tinsey and Supervisor Shaun Greenaway, the activities were run by several of our Oxfordshire team. Following an assembly presentation on the work we do at Milestone, the action moved out to the playground.

Giving pupils an opportunity to learn more about what we do to keep highways safe, the highlight of the day was watching our Dragon Patcher, an innovative piece of pothole repairing technology, in action.

Speaking on the importance of STEM events, Josh Absolom, Highways Operative at Milestone Infrastructure, said “The kids were inspiring and it was great to see them being so interested in the work that we do! Especially how excited they were to see the flames of the Dragon Patcher. “

The feedback from the school was that the pupils had really enjoyed the experienced and had learnt a lot about highways and the work we do.

At Milestone, STEM events not only give us an opportunity to improve awareness about road safety and respect for road workers, but also an opportunity to inspire the next generation of highly skilled, forward thinking and technically competent people.

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