Date: Thursday 15 September 2016
Our colleagues at Taylor Wimpey South East were some of the first visitors to a brand new school at our Langley Park development in Maidstone, Kent.
Langley Park Primary Academy, off Sutton Road, welcomed its first pupils on Wednesday 7th September and hosted a special talk by our South East team on Monday 12th September.
The school is located within the Langley Park development and we’re working with the school to ensure the children are aware of the dangers of the construction site which they will pass each day.
The pupils – from nursery age up to Year 2 – enjoyed the talk by South East’s Regional HSE Advisor Chris Highsted as well as a visit from our Taylor Wimpey mascots Handy Andy and Millie Mortar. Parents were also invited to attend and each of the children received a Taylor Wimpey goody bag.
The pupils found out about the many different dangers that are posed by construction sites and were given the opportunity to get up close to a digger whilst wearing their new high visibility jackets which were provided by our team in the goody bags.
The pupils were also invited to design a banner to show what they had learned from the talk. The winning design will be displayed on the railings at the Langley Park Sales and Marketing Suite as a reminder of the safety message.
Academy Principal Libby Fidock says: “The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the talk and the information given was extremely valuable in highlighting the dangers of building sites. We thank Taylor Wimpey for coming to our school and helping our pupils to understand what those dangers are and of the importance of staying safe.”
Langley Park Primary Academy, which is run by Leigh Academies Trust, will eventually cater for children up to Year 6. Land for the school was provided by us.
Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South East, says: “We take our health and safety responsibilities very seriously, both on-site and off it – which is why we organised this talk at Langley Park Primary Academy.
“Youngsters are naturally curious about the things going on around them and building sites can seem like both intriguing and exciting places – so it’s important for them to understand that in reality they are places which can pose serious dangers.
“The pupils really paid attention to the message of the talk and we hope it will help them to stay safe in the future. We’re also looking forward to seeing their banner designs!”
There’s currently a choice of four‑bedroom homes available at Langley Park.