Fundraising boost for local school in Neilston
We recently donated £500 to St Thomas’ Primary in Neilston. The money provides a boost to St Thomas’ Primary Parent Council’s fundraising towards the provision of a new playground adventure trail.
St Thomas’ Primary’s Parent Council is fundraising to make substantial improvements to the adventure trail and outdoor play at the school, and the fundraising committee reached out to us to provide a boost to their fundraising efforts.
Commenting on the support it has received from Taylor Wimpey, Mr Ian Gillies, Head Teacher at St Thomas’ Primary said: “We are extremely grateful for the support that we have received from Taylor Wimpey and we can’t thank them enough for their generous donation. Our Parent Council Fundraising Committee is working tirelessly to raise the much-needed funds to create a better adventure trail and outdoor experience for our children to enjoy. I would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Taylor Wimpey - their donation has provided a boost to our funds.”
We are delighted to offer support as Kirsty McGill, Head of Sales adds: “We are proud to be able to support St Thomas’ Primary with a fundraising boost to allow their plans for a better adventure trail to get underway sooner rather than later.
“We do more than just build high-quality homes. Being able to work with local businesses and organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us, and it’s great to know that we are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in local communities.”
We’re proud to be a key supporter of Neilston Primary School’s new Skills Academy.
Neilston Primary’s Skills Academy is a new way of delivering the curriculum to the young pupils in the school, allowing them time to focus on the five pathways. It gives the school and pupils the opportunity to work with five local partners, and we are proud to be the sponsor of the Design and Manufacture aspects of Skills Academy.
As well as the financial support, our team will be visiting the school throughout the year to demonstrate the skills required on a building site, discuss the process of building a house and offering pupils an insight into what it takes to be an engineer.
Head Teacher Mr Curley commented, “We are delighted to be working with Taylor Wimpey. Their sponsorship of this project will allow our teachers to be ambitious and innovative in their planning, meaning we can continue to deliver excellent experiences for all our learners.”
Kirsty McGill, Head of Sales for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “We are excited to be able to support Neilston Primary’s innovative approach to learning with a donation of £1500 towards helping to deliver its new Skills Academy. As well as our donation, members of our own team will also be providing their expertise to various projects in school and at our development at Kirkton View in Neilston throughout the full academic year.
The work we do is a lot more than just building high-quality homes, and being able to get involved with organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us. It’s great to know that we are helping to make a difference to Neilston Primary School’s Skills Academy.”
Neilston Primary can fly their flags thanks to our donation
We have recently donated three impressive flagpoles to Neilston Primary School and Madras Family Centre in the village of Neilston.
The trio of flags display the school’s core values which are to be safe, ready, honest, respectful, ambitious and responsible and are a visual reminder for the children on their walk into school every day. There is also one flag dedicated to the school’s various successes and accolades including its Sports Scotland Award, Eco School status and promoting that it’s a Fairtrade School.
Commenting on the support it has received from Taylor Wimpey, Andrew Howie, Principal Teacher from Neilston Primary School and Madras Family Centre said: “We are extremely grateful for the support that we have received from Taylor Wimpey and we can’t thank them enough for their generous donation of three flagpoles.”
Kirsty McGill, Head of Sales said: “We are delighted to be able to support Neilston Primary School and Madras Family Centre with this slightly unusual donation but we are equally proud that we have been able to step into assist both in the provision of the flagpoles and their installation.”
Our donation to Neilston Primary School and Madras Family Centre is one of the many contributions that we are making towards community facilities and infrastructure in the wider area.
We’ve stepped in to support the local Neilston Scouts Group
We have donated £500 towards a garden renovation project that Neilston Scouts have planned for a second phase of their Centenary Garden Project. The Neilston Scout and Community Hall reopened in 2012, eight years after it was burned down by youths.
The garden remained untouched until last year, when a fundraising committee took charge of the long awaited renovation.
Anwar Rafiq, chair of the 1st Neilston Scout Group’s fundraising group, said: “1st Neilston Cub Scouts are over the moon with the donation from Taylor Wimpey, and this donation will go towards our Centenary Garden Project, which we hope to complete by the end of summer 2019.”
We are delighted to be able to step in and offer our support as Kirsty McGill, Head of Sales adds: “We are proud to be able to support the Neilston Scouts and Cubs with this fundraising boost. We do more than just build high-quality homes. Being able to work with local businesses and organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us, and it’s great to know that we are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in local communities.”
We go back to school in Neilston
Children from Primary one, two and three at Neilston Primary in the East Renfrewshire town of Neilston invited members of the team from our local site at Kirkton View into their classroom to give a lesson about how we build homes as construction work gets underway at the development.
As well as a fun and engaging presentation outlining the steps and processes that we take to build a new home, we ran a mini bricklaying session to give the children the opportunity to get a closer look at the process of bricklaying.
The children were very enthusiastic with lots of interesting and well-informed questions as Neil Riddell, Production Manager, comments: “I really enjoyed going back to the classroom and having the opportunity to give the children at Neilston Primary an insight into the build process of our homes. It has been great to be a part of the children’s learning experience and to bring their project to life, especially with our mini bricklaying session, which allowed some of the children to get some hands-on experience.
Class teacher Ainslie McCabe, adds: “Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed their visit from Taylor Wimpey’s team, asking lots of questions and learning about the building process. The session by the team from Taylor Wimpey was a great way to bring the children’s learning to life.
“They really enjoyed seeing some of the materials that it takes to build a new house in real-life, and we know they absolutely loved the mini bricklaying sessions.”