Staff from Taylor Wimpey North Midlands gave pupils at Lawley Village Academy a taste of how new homes are built through a specially-written story. During a special assembly on Tuesday 12th March Sandy Edwards a Sales Executive from the nearby Sylvan Edge development, read out ‘How we build your home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’, which was produced by Taylor Wimpeyto celebrate World Book Day. The pupils also received a copy of the book each.
Laura Hopley, Headteacher at Lawley Village Academy, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey on behalf of everyone at our school. Books are a great way to fire up a child’s imagination and to teach them about the world around them. It’s brilliant that the children have been encouraged to read more through the Millie Mortar and Handy Andy book.”
Carl Cooke, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, said: “World Book Day is a great opportunity to celebrate books and reading and, as part of our commitment to giving back to the communities in which we build, it was our pleasure for our staff to visit Lawley Village Academy and read to the pupils. We recognise how valuable it is for young children to enjoy reading and hope that the new books will inspire the children and fuel their imaginations.”
World Book Day, held this year on Thursday 1st March, aims to encourage more children to love reading. Taylor Wimpey’s new children’s book was written especially for the event, and is designed to educate children about the house building process. ‘How we build your home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’ is an informative story with important advice about staying safe around construction sites and housing developments.
Carl Cooke added: “We hope that the ‘How we build your home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’ will become a firm favourite with the children of Lawley Village Academy. As well as explaining to them how the new homes in their area are built, the book presents some important health and safety messages about how to stay safe around building sites.”
Isobel Gardens Launches!
Isobel Gardens was named after Isobel Hickman, who on November 5th 2007 was born in a layby near the development. In 2008 a tree was planted near the spot to celebrate Isobel’s first birthday, and Taylor Wimpey later decided to further mark the special circumstances by naming the development after her.
On February 10th 2018, Isobel and her family were VIP guests for the opening of the showhome. Isobel, now nine, cut the ribbon before taking a tour of the development. The family have lived in the Lawley area for some time and Isobel’s mother Alison called it a ‘fantastic honour’.
Carl Cooke, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, added: “It was a wonderful opportunity to have the people who inspired the development’s name to cut the grand opening ribbon, and to take them on a tour of the property. We’re so pleased they enjoyed this special moment, which no doubt they will treasure for years to come.”
Get a closer glimpse of life in Lawley Village
Residents of Lawley Village can make the most of a host of everyday amenities on the doorstep, including shops, a supermarket, a school, offices, community facilities and attractive public open spaces for recreation, with a brand new nursery coming soon. Less Than three miles away from home is Telford town centre, which offers a wealth of opportunities for shopping, entertainment and leisure.
With infrastructure worthy of any big city, Telford boasts a bustling shopping centre with more that 150 high-street and independent shops, while the Oakengate Theatre, Telford Ice Rink, Telford Ski Centre and a multi-screen cinema are also within easy reach.
Meanwhile, just a short distance from the convenience of the town, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge is one of the many attractions waiting to be explored in rural Shropshire.
Isobel Gardens also benefits from exceptional transport links, with the M54 only minutes away by car for connections to Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury and the M6 for Birmingham and the North. Commuters will also appreciate that three railway stations are located in Telford for direct services to Birmingham New Street, Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury.