27th February 2023

Winning designs by local pupils aim to slow traffic in Newton Farm  

We challenged the pupils of Newton Farm Primary and St Charles Primary to design a sign that could be installed near our new show homes off Lapwing Drive in Newton Farm to encourage drivers to slow down.

Newton Farm road Sign outside

The winning designs

Two winning designs - created by Pippa Lindsay (P6) from Newton Farm Primary and Leo Dunsmuir, (P5) from St Charles Primary –have been recreated as signs that are now installed near the entrance to our latest phases of new homes at Newton Farm. Each winner also won a £50 book token.

The overall standard of designs was so high that a further four posters were chosen from each school to create a banner for our two show area car parks to remind drivers to keep their speed down whilst moving around the area. Each child also received a £15 book token.

Newton Farm road sign in kitchen
The children at both primary schools rose to the challenge with lots of pupils taking part as Maureen Reid, Head Teacher at St Charles Primary comments: “Having the opportunity to work with Taylor Wimpey to create colourful road signs has been an exciting challenge but a great way to deliver a very important message.”

Catherine Meecham, Head Teacher from Newton Farm Primary adds: “This is a lovely connection between our schools and the local Taylor Wimpey development at Newton Farm. The children all really enjoyed tackling their brief to create a bold and colourful design and we are very proud of their efforts."