Community clean up transforms playground

Date: Wednesday 28 May 2014

TWES clean up web

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland gave its support to a community clean up which transformed a school playground.

We teamed up with local companies to support the Parent Council at St David’s Primary School in Dalkeith, Midlothian, which is next door to our The Scholars development, for the clean up on Saturday 17th May.  

We donated £1,000 and supplied two members of the team – Billy Bernard and Lee Anderson – to offer a helping hand.  

The event attracted more than 25 volunteers, as well as 10 children from the primary school, and their efforts made a wonderful difference to the school playground.  

The long list of achievements included creating a new traverse climbing wall, repairing and painting benches, creating a safe play area for the younger children and installing new outdoor blackboards.

The team also built a new pathway, repaired fences, planted garden areas, constructed a new raised vegetable patch, repaired pathways and created safe access to play areas.  

Karen Armstrong, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, says: “The transformation of the playground at St David’s Primary School has been incredible in such a short period of time. 

“We’re delighted to have been able to offer our assistance and I know that Lee Anderson and Billy Bernard really enjoyed their time with the team that assembled on the day.”

Tony Cervi, Chair of the Parent Council, said: “The day could not have gone any better. We are so proud of what we have achieved and we have really made a difference.  

“The playground looks great and we are so grateful to everyone for their support. It’s amazing what can be achieved with the help and support of local companies and volunteers. It’s just tremendous!”