Construction students get help to build a school

Date: Thursday 06 August 2015

WM - Spring Walk - Mid-Point Centre Donation - WEB

We were delighted to make a generous donation which will help West Midlands construction students on a work experience trip to Turkey.

The group of six 15 and 16-year-olds are studying for a BTEC Level 1 in Construction at Midpoint Centre and visited our Spring Walk development in Willenhall earlier this year to see first-hand the skills they have been learning in the classroom being put into practice.

We have now donated £500 to the Centre – which is a pupil referral unit for Year 10 and 11 students based in Wolverhampton – and the money will go towards materials for a construction trip which will see the students help paint and update a secondary school in Turkey.

Construction course tutor Marie Weatherington says: “The students found the trip to Spring Walk really useful and could see the skills and processes they are learning about in the context of a real-life building site.

“We’re very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for organising the visit and also for making this generous donation, which we are putting towards the students’ work experience trip to Turkey.

“This is the first time we have organised a trip like this and it will give them an opportunity to use the skills they have learned to help others and also get an insight into what life is like for many young people in Turkey who have very little compared to them.”

Elaine Taylor, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Midlands, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes, so we were delighted to host the visit by local construction students as well as helping them with their trip to Turkey.

“We hope they enjoy putting some of their construction skills into practice and find it a rewarding experience.”

Spring Walk currently offers a range of two and three-bedroom properties.