Housebuilder recruits primary school pupils to design road safety signs

Credit: Iain McLean

TAYLOR Wimpey West Scotland is to display a ‘slow down’ sign created by a primary school pupil at its showhomes at Muirhouse Road in Broomhouse.

Primary 5 pupils at St Bridget’s Primary School in Baillieston were challenged to create the sign to encourage motorists to drive safely.

Anna Tomczakowskai, aged nine, was chosen as the winner. Her design has since been recreated as signs that have now been installed.

The housebuilder said the overall standard of the designs was so high that a further seven pupils were chosen to create a banner for its show area car park to remind drivers to keep their speed down.

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Each of the seven pupils received a £20 book token, whilst Anna scooped a £50 book voucher.

Audrey Ross, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said, “We recognise the importance of making sure that we support the communities in which we build our new homes. It has been our pleasure to work with St Bridget’s Primary on this project and to strengthen and extend our links once again with the local community in Broomhouse and Baillieston.

“This project comes at a time when 20MPH is the aspired vehicle speed resulting from our detailed layout designs, and we hope Anna’s signs will serve as a reminder to drivers to maintain a safe vehicle speed.”

Mrs O’Donnell, headteacher of St Bridget’s Primary School, added, “Having the opportunity to work with Taylor Wimpey to create speed signs has been an unusual challenge but a great way to deliver a very important message. This is a lovely connection between our school and the local Taylor Wimpey development at Broomhouse. The children all really enjoyed tackling their brief to create a bold and colourful design and we are very proud of their efforts.”