Date: Friday 30 March 2012
St David’s RC Primary School in Dalkeith has partnered with housebuilder Taylor Wimpey to take part in Changing Lives, Changing Communities – a curriculum-based history project which looks at how our homes and the way we live have changed over the last 100 years.
Through a comprehensive work book and support materials, primary seven pupils will learn in detail about the Victorian era. Lessons will include a local history study, a comparison of Victorian homes and lifestyles with modern day living at Taylor Wimpey’s The Scholars in Dalkeith and an insight into the period’s inventions.
Headteacher Tony Currie said: “We’re delighted to be working with Taylor Wimpey on this exciting and educational history project. The campaign really stood out to us as it’s relevant, informative and easy to roll out. The pupils have already started to learn about the history of our local community and find out what the Victorians have done for us. As well as being great fun and really interesting, this project will allow us to maximise our commitment to ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ by delivering a range of activities that are linked through a common theme.”
Karen Armstrong, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland commented: “We are really keen to work closely with schools and communities in the areas in which we build and Changing Lives, Changing Communities is a really interesting project that helps children understand the changing world around us. We look forward to working with St David’s RC Primary and helping pupils to complete the project through various activities linked with our development at The Scholars.”
The schools campaign is specially designed for seven to 11 year olds and has been developed alongside education experts and practicing teachers. Schools packs can be downloaded by teachers, free of charge, at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/schools.