Date: Thursday 05 December 2019
To help children improve their road safety awareness, we have donated £250 towards a scooter training course for pupils at Oakwood Primary School in St Albans. The training day, which was led by experts at Action Sport School, Team Rubicon, provided children with a set of new skills and a better understanding of how to ride scooters near other people and vehicles.
The scootability instructors delivered five fun and interactive sessions for a total of 135 pupils in reception and year groups one, two and three to help promote the sport as part of a healthy active lifestyle and a viable option for school travel plans.
Commenting on the donation, Zoë Buckley, Headteacher at Oakwood Primary School said: “A significant number of our pupils travel to school by scooter with their parents, but it is not uncommon for them to be scooting well ahead of their parents, showing little awareness of their speed and other pedestrians. The training course will help our pupils to arrive at school more safely and will encourage them and their parents to leave their cars at home when going to and from school.”
Nikki Gibson, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Oakwood Primary School with a £250 donation towards the Team Rubicon scooter training course. 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.”