Children at Stobhill Primary celebrate World Book Day with our donation
Children at Stobhill Primary School will soon be able to enjoy reading a collection of new books thanks to our donation of £250 and 100 copies of our own ‘How we build your new home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’ to the primary school in Gorebridge to mark World Book Day, which took place last week (Thursday 7th March).
Now in its 22nd year, World Book Day is a celebration of reading and aims to encourage children and young adults to come together to explore the pleasure of books. Margaret Sikes, Head teacher at Stobhill Primary, said: “Reading is such an important life skill, which is something that we encourage all of our children to do more of. Having new books to explore helps to keep up an enthusiasm for reading and we would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation. We can’t wait to add to our library and share new stories with each other.”
Kirsty McGill, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said: “Books are a fantastic way for children to learn about the world around them and to feed their imaginations. We were delighted to offer a donation to Stobhill Primary to help them to celebrate World Book Day, and we hope that the new books will be enjoyed for years to come.”
The donation of £250 and 100 copies of our own fun and informative book ‘How we build your new home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’ to Stobhill Primary is one of many ways in which we are supporting the local communities in which we build.
Local football team scores sponsorship
We have shown our support for local community football in Gorebridge by providing the sponsorship for training jackets for Arniston Rangers Youth Football Club.
Head Coach, David Robb said: “We’re thrilled to have received this support from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland and we are grateful for their support for initiatives like ours in the local community.
“Our young team is bursting with talent and they’re now the proud owners of new training jackets which are ideal as we head into the colder months for our training sessions. We’re delighted to see them looking so smart and professional as they approach every session and game.”
Commenting on the sponsorship, Kirsty McGill, Sales and Marketing Director said: “We’re delighted to be supporting community football in Gorebridge in this way, and we hope that our involvement will bring the team lots of luck in future matches.
“This sponsorship allows us to play our part in continuing our support in the local community, and it also gives us the opportunity to underpin our commitment to create a fantastic range of family homes at our Harvieston Park development in Gorebridge.”
Young readers in Gorebridge start a new chapter thanks to our donation!
Our Sales Executive June with Gorebridge Primary Pupils
Children at Gorebridge 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.
Mrs Grant, Headteacher at Gorebridge Primary, says: “We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey East 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 took place on Thursday 2nd March to celebrate authors, illustrators and books, and to get more children reading.
Kirsty McGill, 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 Gorebridge 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!”