Local children bury time capsules at The Lees
We invited children from Sellindge Primary School and 1st Sellindge Scout Group to fill two time capsules with items that will show future generations what life was like in our time. The time capsules have now been buried at The Lees ready for discovery in years to come.
Children at Sellindge Primary School filled their time capsule with scrolls including descriptions of what their lives are like. Jo Wren, Headmistress at the school said: “We had been working on a topic called “remember” so the invitation from Taylor Wimpey for our pupils to fill a time capsule couldn’t have come at a better time. The children really enjoyed the task and we’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for asking us to take part.”
The 1st Sellindge Scouts opted to fill their time capsule with uniforms, information about the Scouts and photographs of their previous visits to the site. Maureen Stanley, leader of the Scout group, commented: “One of the core aims of scouting is to bring people together so we jumped at the chance to fill a time capsule which we hope will help future generations to connect with our lives. The Scouts thoroughly enjoyed thinking about how to fill the capsule and we were delighted to be invited to see it being buried at The Lees.”
Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South East, said: “At Taylor Wimpey we are always keen to build relationships with the communities in which we are building. We were thrilled to learn that children from Sellindge Primary School and the 1st Sellindge Scout Group enjoyed taking part in the time capsule project and It was a pleasure to welcome them to The Lees to bury the capsules.”
We go back to school to teach pupils at Sellindge Primary School all about safety
We have recently begun construction of the first new homes at The Lees and our Project Manager, Phil Laycock, and Health and Safety Advisor, Simon Strudwick visited Sellindge Primary School on Tuesday 17th July to teach its pupils a valuable lesson about the importance of staying safe around a building site.
Pupils were given an informative and interactive presentation about the dangers posed by construction sites and were invited to design a poster to show what they learned. The children also received goody bags which included high visibility vests and a copy of our children’s book, ‘How we build your home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’, which aims to teach young people about the house building process.
Commenting on the visit, Jo Wren, Headteacher at Sellindge Primary School, said: “We’re very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for taking the time to talk to our pupils about something that really matters. Phil and Simon did a great job of giving such a fun and engaging talk which highlighted the dangers posed by building sites and really helped the the children to understand the importance of staying safe.”
Phil Laycock, Project Manager at Taylor Wimpey South East, said: “Children are naturally interested in finding out how we build our new homes but it is important that they are aware of the dangers around construction sites. It was our pleasure to talk to the pupils at Sellindge Primary School and hope that our talk gave them a valuable lesson in staying safe.”