Slap band donation reflects Taylor Wimpey’s support for walk to school campaign!

Taylor Wimpey is helping to shine a light on the importance of leaving the car at home and walking to school this autumn.

Last month, the leading housebuilder supported Walk to School Month, which takes place every October and encourages parents to walk their children to school instead of travelling by car.

Taylor Wimpey worked in partnership with schools to support the initiative by supplying pupils with high-visibility slap bands to wear during the darker autumn and winter months.

The aim of the campaign is to promote healthy lifestyles – especially in the light of growing concern about levels of childhood obesity and fitness – and reduce the number of vehicles on the roads.

Taylor Wimpey has provided 150 slap bands to encourage primary one and two pupils at Bishopton Primary to walk to school – and help keep them safe on the journey. It is part of a campaign that will see more than 12,000 slap bands provided to children across the country.

Audrey Ross, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, which is currently building new homes at its two developments at Dargavel Village in Bishopton, added: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our high-quality new homes, which is why we worked in partnership with Bisho

 

pton Primary as part of Walk to School Month.

“We understand that family life can be busy, but walking to school is one of the easiest ways for children to increase their level of physical activity and get fit. We hope our contribution will help inspire families to swap the car for a safe walk to school instead.”

Stephen Collins, depute head teacher at Bishopton Primary, said: “We encourage the children to walk to school to promote a healthier lifestyle and to reduce traffic outside the school. We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation which helped to raise the profile of Walk to School Month among pupils and parents alike.”

Councillor Jacqueline Henry, Convener of Renfrewshire Council's Education and Children Policy Board, said, "Walking is an excellent form of exercise and we are very keen to encourage parents to make the 'school run' a 'school walk'. This helps children learn about road safety, cuts congestion around schools and helps children make walking a lifetime habit."

Walk to School Month is an annual nationwide campaign that promotes the benefits of walking to school, which results in healthier young people and less traffic on the roads.

 

 

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