Thursday 25th April 2024

We go back to school with Cwmbran pupils

Pupils at Maendy Primary School in Cwmbran recently enjoyed a lesson on the world of construction and sustainability thanks to new engagement with our South Wales team.

Johanne Jones

Educating the next generation

Johanne Jones, Apprentice Manager for the housebuilder, visited the school and spoke in front of 248 pupils during the weekly assembly. Through a fun and interactive presentation, she introduced the pupils to the many facets of our tried and tested approach to construction: from site safety measures around construction zones to our approach to sustainability and environment preservation. 

Meandy Primary School

Jade Eaves, Acting Deputy Headteacher at Maendy Primary School, said: “We’re very grateful to Taylor Wimpey South Wales for taking the time to talk to our pupils about such important topics, particularly when we have plans to complete building work at our school in the near future. This is not your typical curriculum but it’s nevertheless a highly relevant topic that really grabbed the attention of our pupils. With the insights gained from Johanne’s engaging talk, we think more than a few of our children had their interest piqued – and we look forward to helping them learn more about the broader world of work.”

Johanne’s talk at Maendy Primary School forms part of our ongoing wider school outreach efforts, which saw them partner with Career Wales in 2022 and be recognised as a Valued Partner in 2023. Some of the schools previously benefited from the partnership includes Willows High School, Mary Immaculate High School, Cowbridge Comprehensive, and Eastern High. 

Johanne Jones, Apprentice Manager at Taylor Wimpey South Wales, said: “Children are naturally interested in finding out how new homes are built but it's important they are also aware of some of the necessary safety measures as well as how they can help to protect nature and the environment. It was great to be able to tell the pupil’s all about the bird boxes, bug hotels and hedgehog highways that we install on many of our developments.

“It was my pleasure to visit Maendy Primary and present such a vital presentation to them and I hope that they all learnt valuable lessons on the day.”

On the day, Johanne also left a fun, sustainability themed activity from Taylor Wimpey for the children to take part in - handing out wooden bird boxes for the children to create designs, as well as seeds for their garden project, Welsh books for the school’s library, and Handy Andy and Millie Mortar soft toys. 

Our South Wales team is currently building homes close to Maendy Primary School at our Edlogan Wharf  development in Cwmbran. 

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