Date: Tuesday 13 May 2014
We welcomed the class of Primary 2 from Braehead Primary in Dumbarton to our development at The Fairways in the town as part of their project topic to learn more about how new homes are built.
We were delighted to facilitate the visit, and the team was impressed by how much the children already knew.
During the visit, site manager John Hughes also took the opportunity to encourage the children to never play near a construction site.
Steven Laurie, Production Director of Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, says: “The school visit served as the perfect reminder for the children that building sites are not playgrounds.
“Adopting a proactive approach with schools like Braehead Primary allows us to reinforce just how important it is for children to stay away from our construction sites – especially as our development at The Fairways is so close to the school itself and the summer holidays are not too far away.
“This project trip was a great first-hand learning experience for the children to able to share our vision for The Fairways, and learn more about the work that goes into building our new homes.”
Mrs King, acting deputy headteacher from Braehad Primary School, says: “I was delighted that Taylor Wimpey was able to provide such a valuable insight into their development at The Fairways.
“Viewing the development under construction has allowed the children to see how this area is being transformed, and it has been an incredibly interesting visit.
“The development of new homes at The Fairways is well underway, so our visit was perfectly timed to remind the children of the potential dangers of playing near the development, and of course this is a very important message that we will share with the rest of our children in school.”