Date: Thursday 26 July 2018
Our South East team has recently begun construction of the first new homes at its The Lees development in Sellindge and Project Manager, Phil Laycock, and Health and Safety Advisor, Simon Strudwick visited Sellindge Primary School on Tuesday 17th July to teach the pupils a valuable lesson about the importance of staying safe around a building site.
The pupils were given an informative and interactive presentation about the dangers posed by construction sites and were invited to design a poster to show what they learned. The children also received goody bags which included high visibility vests and a copy of our latest children’s book, ‘How we build your home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’, which aims to teach young people about the house building process.
Commenting on the visit, Jo Wren, Headteacher at Sellindge Primary School, said: “We’re very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for taking the time to talk to our pupils about something that really matters. Phil and Simon did a great job of giving such a fun and engaging talk which highlighted the dangers posed by building sites and really helped the the children to understand the importance of staying safe.”
Phil Laycock, Project Manager at Taylor Wimpey South East, said: “Children are naturally interested in finding out how we build our new homes but it is important that they are aware of the dangers around construction sites. It was our pleasure to talk to the pupils at Sellindge Primary School and hope that our talk gave them a valuable lesson in staying safe. We’re looking forward to seeing the poster designs they come up with and hope to display some of these at The Lees as a reminder of the dangers to look out for while construction is underway.”