Homebuilder inspires next generation in construction with new book
Pupils from Shavington Primary School are helping Taylor Wimpey Manchester celebrate the launch of its inaugural children’s story with a special colouring competition.
The book, entitled ‘How We Build Your Home’ follows the homebuilder’s mascots, Milly Mortar and Handy Andy, in an informative, engaging way with important messages about how to stay safe around construction sites.
Winners were gifted with book vouchers to further incentivise the love of reading.
Wendy Bloor, Key Stage one coordinator at Shavington Primary School, which is located near to Taylor Wimpey’s Cherry Tree Park development, commented: “This was a lovely idea by Taylor Wimpey – all the children were delighted to take part in the competition.
“Our winners were thrilled with their vouchers and all the children have enjoyed reading their copy of ‘How We Build Your Home’, which is such a great way of explaining a complex topic for children. I’d like to think it’s inspired quite a few to look at construction as a possible future career path!”
More than 3,000 books have been gifted to children up and down the country to mark the book’s launch.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, adds: “The launch of the book was a great opportunity to celebrate reading and, as part of our commitment to giving back to the communities in which we build, it was our pleasure to work with Shavington Primary School.
“We recognise how valuable it is for young children to enjoy reading and hope ‘How We Build Your Home’ will become a firm favourite with the kids.
“As well as explaining how new homes in the area are built, the book presents some important health and safety messages about how to stay safe around building sites.”
Shavington Club kicks off World Cup plans with donation from homebuilder
In preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Shavington Social Club is upgrading its projector, thanks to a donation from leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Manchester.
The club, which is located just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Cherry Tree Park development, hosts a range of events such as race nights and sports evenings.
Thanks to this donation they’ll be able to show the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches on the big screen for everyone to enjoy.
Carole Sherratt, club secretary at Shavington Social Club, comments: “Our club is such a big part of the community and when we heard that Taylor Wimpey were beginning to build in the area we were keen to nurture a relationship with them and get them involved in local activities.
“We cannot thank them enough for this donation. The new projector is something that will be enjoyed by everyone whether that’s to watch the World Cup or the royal wedding, the projector will be put to good use!”
Cherry Tree Park, which recently launched its sales office, has a variety of three- to five-bedroom home available which house hunters can choose to purchase through the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, meaning eligible house hunters need just a five per cent deposit to secure their dream home.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, comments: “Shavington is an area that has a real focus on community and from the offset we were keen to get involved with different partners and to give something back.
“Shavington Social Club is very much the heart of this community and we’re thrilled to be working with them to provide something that everyone can benefit from.”