Time capsule gives youngsters a link to the future
Children from a primary school in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, have created a snapshot of life in 2017 for future generations to discover at our Milby Hall at The Farm development.
Milby Primary School teamed up with us for a time capsule project, which saw pupils fill a container with memorable items and bury it at our new homes development, off Weddington Road.
The capsule, donated to the school by our Midlands business unit, was buried at the development, where 10 pupils in total – two children from each year group – as well as the headteacher, Melanie Aley, the longest serving teacher, Sue Bland and a school governor witnessed the ceremony. Pupils had the opportunity to take home Taylor Wimpey hard hats and vests as souvenirs from the event.
The time capsule contained a Nokia mobile phone, a Rubik’s Cube, a watch, photographs and a newspaper, plus a copy of ‘A Day in a Life at Milby Primary School’, a book made by a Key Stage 2 student, to be stowed away underground for a new generation to discover in years to come.
Max Slater, Co-opted Governor at Milby Primary School, says: “We are incredibly honoured to have been chosen by Taylor Wimpey to contribute towards a time capsule.
“It was truly a fantastic experience for the children and staff at Milby Primary School to see our time capsule buried – we really appreciate Taylor Wimpey looking after us during our visit to Milby Hall at The Farm, the team treated us like true VIPs for the day!
“By burying the time capsule we are teaching the children about how important it is to preserve history and I think this moment will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”
Anne Wallace, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, says: “As a considerate and responsible housebuilder, we’re keen to build strong relationships with the communities where we build, so we were really pleased to welcome the pupils and staff from Milby Primary School to Milby Hall at The Farm for the time capsule burial.
“The children have done a wonderful job filling the time capsule with memorable items, and the project is a great way for them to reflect on what life is like today and how the world might have changed by the time their capsule is discovered.”
Weddington Thistle Juniors sign winning partnership
We showed our support for young local football players by donating more than £1,000 to Weddington Thistle Junior Football Club’s U18s, which play in the Tamworth Junior Football League.
Our donation will be used to provide 16 away shirts for the match day squad and 20 sweatshirts for the whole squad.
Stewart Pratt, Team Manager, says: “We hadn’t got enough funds for the away shirts, which the league specifies you need in case of a colour clash with your opponents, so this donation has really helped us out.
“And getting the sweatshirts for the players is a real bonus – they’ll be great for training as the weather gets colder and will really make them feel part of the team when they’re turning up for matches.
“Big thanks to Taylor Wimpey for helping us out; it’s much appreciated by myself and the lads!”
Anne Wallace, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, adds: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Weddington Thistle Junior Football Club and hope they have a successful season wearing their new kit!
“As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes. This partnership with Weddington Thistle is a great example of the way we can help clubs and organisations which play such an important role in local community life.”