In 2003 the Ivor Goodsite character was launched by the Considerate Constructors Scheme as a means through which the industry could engage with a young audience, assisting with their community engagement events and making children aware of the dangers of construction sites. Year upon year he has become increasingly popular, building a range of educational products and becoming the familiar face of the industry that we all know today.
Being such an important milestone in his history, this year will see Ivor launch his first ever Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition, with contractors inviting schools and children’s groups local to their sites to take part in designing its hoarding. Running throughout the summer, this initiative will be a brilliant way for construction site teams nationwide to work together with their surrounding communities, and actively involve the young people who may be affected by their works.
Entrants will organise events over the coming months, inviting children to get creative and design and decorate a site hoarding based on their chosen theme. A range of fantastic winners’ prizes will be up for grabs including personalised t-shirts and lots of Ivor goodies, and all participating children will also receive prizes for taking part. Sites will receive branding and Ivor merchandise including colourful posters and banners to display their entry to their surrounding neighbours, as well as recognition on the Scheme’s website, and the winning site will even have a special visit from Ivor himself to celebrate!
As part of the competition and similar to many other initiatives it supports, the Scheme will be looking to contribute towards an important charity relevant to child safety. Therefore, any profits generated by this fantastic initiative will be donated to the Safe Network. Jointly managed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Children of England and the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), the Safe Network was created as a result of the Government’s ‘Staying Safe’ action plan. The charity provides advice and information for parents and guardians, relating to children’s activities outside the home, from after school clubs to weekend reading groups. Click here for more information.
For more information please visit Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition