VSU host Honor Goodsite's first site visit!

The Victoria Station Upgrade team recently hosted the launch of Honor Goodsite, the UK construction industrys female mascot created by the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Honor Goodsite will promote all that is great about the industry, helping to raise awareness and inspire young children to consider a career in construction when they grow up, as well as delivering important messages about childrens safety around construction sites.

Honor Goodsite is a structural engineer - a key profession within construction - but one which is still very much underrepresented by women. Only six percent of parents surveyed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology said an engineering career would be attractive to their daughters; the challenge is to help change these perceptions among parents as well as children.

She joins the hugely successful industry mascot Ivor Goodsite, a site manager who was introduced by the Scheme in 2003 and has since then visited hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across the UK.

The project hosted the launch of Honor Goodsite with the help of 19 children and ran a number of activities including building a spaghetti tower, a mini digger sit in and see, and testing out how loud they could shout with noise monitoring equipment.