Proud to support great local causes in Dumbarton!
We Give Braehead Primary A Donation For Their School Garden Project
As part of our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we have recently donated £500 to Braehead Primary School’s PTA – Friends of Braehead in Dumbarton. Our donation will go towards providing storage for the school garden equipment and some of the children’s garden toys.
The Braehead Primary School PTA – Friends of Braehead – is an integral part of school life and works hard each year to raise funds for a variety of projects in school.
Commenting on the support it has received from Taylor Wimpey, Caroline Gibson Acting head teacher at Braehead Primary School 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 children love working and playing in the school garden but their tools and equipment have previously been stolen.
“Our fantastic PTA – Friends of Braehead - wanted to provide secure storage that will keep the garden tools, equipment and some outdoor toys safe when the children are not using them. We’re absolutely delighted that Taylor Wimpey has stepped in to help them provide this. On behalf of everyone at Braehead Primary, I would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Taylor Wimpey.”
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “We are delighted to be able to support Braehead Primary School’s PTA with a donation towards its school garden project. The work we do is a lot more than just building 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.”
Our donation to Braehead Primary School’s PTA – Friends of Braehead is one of the many contributions that we have made towards community facilities and infrastructure in the wider area.
Caroline Gibson (Acting Head teacher) and Lorraine Scouller (Sales Executive – Taylor Wimpey West Scotland), along with some pupils from school.
Watch your step! We teach children at St Patrick’s Primary School about safety
Site Manager, Robert McGinney, from our local development, The Fairways, headed back to school to teach children from St Patrick’s Primary School in Dumbarton about the importance of health and safety on a building site.
Our Site Health & Safety Consultant Ian Holden led the presentation for P1-P7 children at the local primary school, teaching the children about safety warning signs, building site machinery, protective clothing and more. The presentation included the opportunity for children to try on some of the safety and protective clothing that our construction staff wear.
Commenting on the visit, Robert McGinney, Site Manager said: “It was great to see the children of St Patrick’s Primary School engage with our presentation, and I was delighted to see many of them had an interest in finding out how we build our new homes. At Taylor Wimpey, we are committed to working closely with the local communities that we build in, so it is vital that we inform children in schools around our developments about the risks to look out for around our construction sites.”
Ms Bean, Head teacher at St Patrick’s Primary School said: “It’s good to see a company like Taylor Wimpey taking the time to talk to children about something that really matters. Ian and Robert did a great job of keeping the children engaged with their interactive presentation, whilst teaching them about the importance of health and safety on a building site. I’d like to thank them both on behalf of everyone at St Patrick’s Primary School for taking the time to teach the children about such an important subject.”
Ian Holden (Taylor Wimpey’s Site Health & Safety Consultant) and Robert McGinney (Site Manager) visit St Patrick’s Primary in Dumbarton to remind the children never to play near a construction site.