A BUDDING artist has won a competition to boost safety on a building site near her home.

Developer David Wilson Homes is building the new 170-home Corinthian Place estate in Burnham.

It launched a competition for youngsters to design a banner warning children of the dangers of playing near building sites.

Isabelle Toovey, 11, was crowned the winner for her artistic poster, which has now been transformed into a large-scale banner next to the entrance of the Corinthian Place development.

It includes important site safety messages such as ‘No entry’ and ‘Children keep out’, and the rhyme ‘This site is not a place to play, so kids make sure you stay away’, earning her a £25 book token.

Isabelle said: “I was really excited to make this poster to help keep all the children on my estate safe.

“Building sites are dangerous places to be for children. Every time we drive home and I see the poster, I feel very proud of myself.”

Sales director Annette Hurst said: “Many children might not realise the hazards presented by building sites and perceive it as a fun and exciting place to play, especially when spending more time at home. That is certainly not the case and we are very grateful to Isabelle for helping us to raise awareness and hopefully discourage children from entering building sites unattended.”