Date: Thursday 27 June 2019
Children from a primary school in East Calder have been given an exciting opportunity to see the new homes that are under construction at our Calderwood development as part of their eco project to learn more about sustainability.
Youngsters from the Primary 6 class from St Paul’s Primary School explored our development to learn more about the new homes; saw various stages of construction; watched a mini-bricklaying session; and took the opportunity to visit the show home.
Our team in East Calder were more than happy to facilitate the visit as Eddie McCann, Site Manager at Calderwood adds: “We really enjoyed meeting the children from St Paul’s Primary School and to facilitate their visit to the development. By providing an insight into the build process of a Taylor Wimpey home, and showcasing the sustainability features of the homes here at Calderwood, which include PV solar panels, we hope that we’ve helped to bring their eco project to life.
“This was also a really good opportunity for the children to learn about some of the processes that it takes to build a new home, and to see some construction activity at the development. We also hope that we have inspired a few of the youngsters to consider the housebuilding industry in the future.“
Class teacher Miss Gibson, said: “Our children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Taylor Wimpey’s Calderwood development, asking lots of questions and learning about the building process and the sustainability features that a new home offers. They also really enjoyed seeing some of the different stages that it takes to build a new house in real-life, and we were really lucky to see one of the solar PV panels close-up.”
Whilst the children were at the development, the team took the opportunity to remind the children never to play near a building site and that a school visit was extra-special because normally there are no children allowed near any construction. Never playing near a construction site is a message that Taylor Wimpey is keen to reinforce to the wider local community – especially ahead of the summer school holiday.