We give a lesson in safety to local school children in Kilmarnock
Our team gave the local children of Hillhead Primary School in Kilmarnock some reminders about health and safety as production at our development of new homes at Walker’s Gate in Kilmarnock progresses.
This visit follows an earlier presentation to the children a few years ago, however with construction of its new homes continuing for a further phase in the very near future, we are keen to remind the children of the dangers associated with playing near any construction site. The team took the opportunity to raise the awareness of the children’s need to be extra vigilant as construction work continues.
Being proactive with local schools has proven an effective deterrent in the past as Brian Henderson, 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, and it gives us the chance to remind the children that building sites are not playgrounds!”
Louise Muir is Acting Depute Head Teacher at Hillhead Primary School: “I was delighted to welcome Taylor Wimpey back into our school to highlight the dangers associated with children playing near any construction site. It is particularly helpful for the team to reinforce their safety message ahead of the summer school holidays when many of our pupils will be enjoying a break from the classroom.
“It’s great that Taylor Wimpey West Scotland understands the importance of our children’s safety, and has created such an interactive and proactive approach to appeal to our pupils.”
Pupils from Hillhead Primary School with Taylor Wimpey’s Assistant Site Manager, Rob Walker and Ian Holden, Health and Safety Consultant.
Young Readers in Kilmarnock Start a New Chapter Thanks to our Donation!
Children at Hillhead Primary School are looking forward to reading some fantastic new books, following our £250 donation to the school to fund new books for the school library.
It’s all part of World Book Day, a national event which aims to encourage children to enjoy reading, and which this year celebrates its 20th birthday.
Louise Muir, Acting Deputy Headteacher at Hillhead Primary, says: “We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey West Scotland for this kind donation.
“It’s great to be able to add to the choice of books on offer in our library for the children to read and it’s also really inspiring for them to see how much a business like Taylor Wimpey values reading.
“Our eager readers are now really looking forward to getting stuck into their new books!”
The 20th annual World Book Day takes place on Thursday 2nd March to celebrate authors, illustrators and books, and to get more children reading.
Audrey Ross, Regional Sales and Marketing Director adds: “Reading is such an important skill, as well as being great fun, so we are delighted to be making this donation to support Hillhead Primary School.
“It’s a great example of the way we are committed to supporting schools and other local organisations within the communities in which we build our new homes. We hope the children really enjoy these new books!”
Our further support adds flight to Adam Hall's badminton ambition!
Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has continued its support for one of Scotland’s budding young badminton stars, Adam Hall (aged 20) from Mauchline in Ayrshire, by providing a further sponsorship of £500 to this talented young sportsman who has set his sights on representing Scotland in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Adam has been playing badminton since he was four years old, and he has now relocated to Milton Keynes and is part of the GB full-time programme and is training with recent Olympic medalists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge
He has also won his first senior international title in Iceland and has represented Scotland at senior level being unbeaten at the recent European Championships. He has been targeted by commentators as the player to watch for future Great Britain Olympic teams.
Adam has to rely on sponsorship to play in tournaments all over Europe, as he explains: “I need sponsorship to be able to help finance my travel to tournaments in order to be able to play in the tournaments that get me rankings, so I’m incredibly grateful for the continued support that Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has been able to give me.
“I’m really passionate about badminton and I’m really focussed on getting into the Scotland squad for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018, but I’m also keen to encourage children to get involved in Badminton so I also coach younger players in the evening so it’s great to be completely immersed in this sport.”
Audrey Ross, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, which is currently building new homes at its Walker’s Gate development in Kilmarnock where Adam’s dad is a kitchen fitter, says: “We’re delighted to continue our support of Adam, and we wish him every success with his goal of representing Scotland at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.”