Young readers in Cheshunt start a new chapter thanks to our donation
Children at Bonneygrove Primary School are looking forward to reading some fantastic new books, following a £150 donation from us.
Our donation was all part of World Book Day, a national event which aims to encourage children to enjoy reading, and which this year celebrated its 20th birthday.
Anne Gorolini, Headteacher at Bonneygrove Primary School, says: “We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this kind donation.
“It’s great to be able to add to the choice of books on offer in our library for the children to read and it’s also really inspiring for them to see how much a business like Taylor Wimpey values reading.
“Our eager readers are now really looking forward to getting stuck into their new books!”
The 20th annual World Book Day took place on Thursday 2nd March to celebrate authors, illustrators and books, and to get more children reading.
Jack Costello, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “Reading is such an important skill, as well as being great fun, so we are delighted to be making this donation to support Bonneygrove Primary School.
“It’s a great example of the way we are committed to supporting schools and other local organisations within the communities in which we build our new homes. We hope the children really enjoy these new books!”
Our site manager Kevin wins prestigious house-building award!
Kevin Metcalf, our site manager at Halstead Grange, is celebrating after winning a top national house-building award – his first such award.
Kevin beat off stiff competition from around 16,000 other Site Managers to be honoured with an NHBC (National House-Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality Award.
Pride in the Job Quality Awards are presented following a stringent judging process by NHBC inspectors who perform spot checks and continuous assessment of developments throughout the year.
The award recognises Kevin’s consistent dedication to building high-quality homes for new homebuyers and provides purchasers with the assurance that Halstead Grange provides top-quality properties and excellent customer service.
Alex Richards, Production Director for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, said: “I’d like to congratulate Kevin for winning a Quality Award – his success is thoroughly deserved and we’ll all be supporting him as he progresses through to the regional heats and hopefully to the grand final in London.
“Here at Taylor Wimpey North Thames, we are committed to maintaining the highest levels of quality and customer service, and we’re delighted that Kevin’s dedication to the job has been recognised in this way.”
Pride in the Job is the only UK-wide awards scheme that recognises the significant contribution of Site Managers who achieve the highest standards in new home construction.
The scheme has been instrumental in raising the build quality of new homes in the UK for over three decades.
Time capsule gives youngsters a link to the future at Halstead Grange
Children from Latymer All Saints C of E Primary School in Edmonton, north London, have created a snapshot of life in 2016 for future generations to discover.
We teamed up with the school for the time capsule project, which saw pupils fill a container with memorable items and bury it at our development.
Pupils from Latymer All Saints C of E Primary School burying the time capsule alongside our Senior Site Manager Kevin Metcalf.
This will be the second time we have worked with the school in recent months, after senior staff visited to speak at three assemblies during Latymer All Saints’ business week in December 2015.
The capsule, which we donated to the school, has been buried in the landscaped sales area at Halstead Grange, and a camera, school shoe, a range of books including Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a school lesson plan, pictures and certificates, are just a few of the items being stowed away to be unearthed in years to come.
Kathy Hill, Headteacher at Latymer All Saints, says: “The time capsule project is a really beneficial experience for the pupils as it highlights how things can change, and helps them to consider what’s important about life in 2016 and what might be different in the future.”
“We’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for donating the capsule and giving us the opportunity to bury it at Halstead Grange. It’s fantastic to see businesses working alongside the local community and helping to enrich the education of schoolchildren.”
Christine Scarborough, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, says: “We were really pleased to welcome the pupils and staff from Latymer All Saints Primary School to Halstead Grange for the time capsule burial.”
“The children have done a wonderful job filling the time capsule with memorable items, which is a great way for them to reflect on what life is like today and how the world might have changed for youngsters their own age by the time the capsule is discovered.”
“As a considerate and responsible housebuilder with developments throughout the region, we’re keen to build strong relationships with the communities where we build, and we’re delighted to be working with Latymer All Saints on another exciting educational project.”