Housebuilder puts on SuDS masterclass for schoolkids

TAYLOR Wimpey has been showcasing the importance of SuDS to groups of Scottish primary school children.

A team from the housebuilder’s West Scotland business recently took part in the sessions to educate P3, P4, P6 and P7 pupils at Caledonia Primary School about the role SuDS play in the housebuilding industry.

The children compared the old ‘urban water cycle’ with a sustainable urban drainage system, which can be designed with features such as raingardens, porous paving, green roofs and ponds.

Errin Hendry-Giles, technical management trainee for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland led the sessions. She said, “Our SuDS masterclasses at Caledonia Primary have allowed us to bring this to life in a fun and engaging way, we hope to have inspired the next generation of technical geniuses who will be designing our developments of the future.”

The SuDS masterclasses were organised by class teacher, Katie Scotland, who added, “The SuDS sessions provided by the team from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland were a fun and engaging way to bring our lessons around biodiversity to life.

“Our children have enjoyed learning more about the housebuilding industry from Taylor Wimpey, along with their insight into the importance of SuDS and the considerations they face during the designs of their developments of new homes.”