Leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has donated high-visibility slap bands to children at Berryfields Church of England Primary School in Aylesbury to help keep them safe on their walk to school.
The donation has been made as part of Walk to School Month, which ran throughout October and is designed to encourage children and parents to make walking to school part of their daily routine, encouraging a healthy lifestyle and minimising car journeys.
Taylor Wimpey, which is building new homes at its New Berry Vale development in Aylesbury, has given the school fluorescent slap bands for children to make them more visible to drivers on their journey in each day.
Gareth Jacob, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our high-quality new homes, and this donation is an excellent example of the way we can help schools and other local organisations.
“Nowadays there is a real concern about the amount of time children spend outside being active and walking to school is an ideal way to help them get more exercise – but it’s important that they can be seen clearly by motorists.
“We hope our high-visibility slap bands will help keep the children safe during the darker winter months and encourage them to walk to school more regularly. More children walking will also help minimise the number of cars on the road at the beginning and end of the school day.”
Pupils at Berryfields Church of England Primary School in Aylesbury will be safer on their walk to school wearing the fluorescent slap bands donated by leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey.
Sophie and Kyle find their dream first home at New Berry Vale
“Kyle and I were both living with our parents and saving money for a deposit was not proving to be very successful. That’s when I started to look into Help to Buy.
“The scheme was amazing for us because it meant we could move in together much sooner than we otherwise would have been able to.
“Everyone at Taylor Wimpey was really helpful and they went through each stage with us to make sure we understood and were happy with the process.
“Buying a house for the first time is quite scary. My parents have lived in their house throughout my entire life, so they don’t have much experience of what’s involved. But everyone at Taylor Wimpey was fantastic in talking us through it.
“It still doesn’t feel real that we own a house. It is everything we wanted and more. The location is ideal because we are near the front of the development, which is handy for me as I get the train to work in London and the railway station is just over the road. It’s perfect!”
Sophie Burchell and Kyle Reed, residents at New Berry Vale