We return to Market Place Primary School in Inverurie
As work continues on the construction of our new homes at Garioch View development off Oldmeldrum Road in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire members of the team returned to Market Place Primary School to give the primary one pupils some reminders about health and safety. As the youngest members of the local school, the primary ones had missed out on our last visit. However the team were more than happy to return to promote the dangers associated with playing near a construction site, and to raise awareness of the children’s need to be extra vigilant as the construction of our 88 new homes continues.
Being proactive with local schools has proven an effective deterrent in the past as Martyn Campbell, Production Director explains: “Health and safety in and around our construction areas is of vital importance to Taylor Wimpey, and taking this type of proactive approach with local schools allows us to reinforce just how important it is for children to stay away from building sites.
Our slap band donation reflects our support for Walk to School campaign!
We are helping to shine a light on the importance of leaving the car at home and walking to school this autumn, and we’re supporting Walk to School Month, which takes place every October
and encourages parents to walk their children to school instead of travelling by car.
We have provided 90 slap bands to encourage primary one and two pupils at Market Place Primary in Inverurie to walk to school – and help keep them safe on the journey. It is part of a campaign that will see us provide more than 12,000 slap bands to children across the country.
Karen Armstrong, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, says: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our high-quality new homes, which is why we are working in partnership with Market Place Primary in Inverurie as part of Walk to School Month.
“We understand that family life can be busy, but walking to school is one of the easiest ways for children to increase their level of physical activity and get fit. We hope our contribution will help inspire families to swap the car for a safe walk to school instead.”
Amanda Whitfield, head teacher at Market Place Primary, says: “We encourage the children to walk to school to promote a healthier lifestyle and to reduce traffic outside the school. We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation which will help us to raise awareness among pupils and parents alike of how important it is to be seen by road users when walking.”
Walk to School Month is an annual nationwide campaign that promotes the benefits of walking to school, which results in healthier young people and less traffic on the roads.
We give a lesson in safety to pupils in Market Place Primary School in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
As work continues on the construction of our development of new homes off Oldmeldrum Road in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire members of the team gave the local children of Market Place Primary School some
reminders about health and safety.
We are always keen to promote the dangers associated with playing near a construction site, and raise awareness of the childrens’ need to be extra vigilant as the construction of our 88 new homes get into full swing following the recent official opening of two new showhomes.
David Shanks is depute head teacher for Market Place Primary School: “I was delighted to welcome Taylor Wimpey into our school to highlight the dangers associated with children playing near any construction site. Given their development of new homes is fairly close to our school, and we will have a significant amount of construction work in the local area for some time, this proactive engagement with our children is very important.
“It’s great that Taylor Wimpey understands the importance of our children’s safety, and has created such an interactive and proactive approach to appeal to our pupils.”