Colburn Community Primary School visit Woodside Chase
Year one students at Colburn Community Primary School swapped pencils for hard hats as part of an enlightening lesson at Taylor Wimpey’s Woodside Chase development in Colburn.
The school, which is based close to the popular development, was keen to visit and learn about the housebuilding process, the range of different designs and what a house looks like before occupants move in.
Angela Campbell, year one teacher at Colburn Community Primary School comments: “Visiting the Woodside Chase development was a fantastic way to stimulate learning in an exciting out of school environment. We were able to show the children different housing designs while teaching them about the construction of homes, which they loved.
“The children took in a great deal of information so we are really grateful to the experts at Taylor Wimpey who took time out of their busy days to get involved.”
Colburn Community Primary School neighbours Woodside Chase, with a number of its pupils even living at the development.
Debbie Whittingham, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire explains: “We are thrilled to have worked with the school on this exciting project.
“We firmly believe that children learn by participating in more visual and hands-on activities, while experiencing new environments. It was a great day and thoroughly enjoyed all round.”
A winning scheme at Woodside Chase
Renters in Colburn are reaping the benefits of the Help to Buy initiative, with Taylor Wimpey reporting increased demand for properties at Woodside Chase, where only a five per cent deposit is getting more buyers on the ladder.
Buyers like Laura Keay, who has spent over £12,000 on rent in the past two years, credits the government-backed scheme for helping her become a home-owner at last.
Laura, who recently moved to a spacious three-bedroom, semi-detached Buxton home at the popular development with her partner Gary Atkinson, describes what Help to Buy has done for her.
She explains: “Without Help to Buy, moving to this beautiful brand-new home just wouldn’t have been possible and we’d still be spending a fortune on rent.
“Our new home is a dream – it’s spacious, in a great location and we certainly wouldn’t be in a home this size without the Help to Buy scheme.”
Help to Buy allows buyers to secure a new home worth up to the value of £600k with only a five per cent deposit, meaning buyers can afford larger homes than they initially expected, according to the developer.
Debbie Whittingham, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire comments: “Our Woodside Chase development has been a great success – particularly with first-time buyers like Laura and Gary.
“Through Help to Buy, so many buyers are finding that monthly mortgage repayments are actually cheaper than renting, allowing them to make a valuable investment in their future.”
Laura concluded: “Help to Buy not only got us our wonderful new home but it also enabled us to spend more on things like furniture and decorating – I would definitely recommend it to anybody in a similar situation to us.”