Primary school pupils design safety signs for housing developments

Mariyam Sergazy (Maidenhill Primary School) pictured with her winning sign alongside Taylor Wimpey West Scotland’s sales executives Gillian Lamont and Elaine Ros

PRIMARY school children have designed signs encouraging drivers to drive safely throughout Taylor Wimpey’s Westfield Gardens and Castle Gate developments.

It comes after the housebuilder challenged primary 5 and 6 pupils at Maidenhill Primary to design a sign that could be installed near the showhomes at the two developments.

Mariyam Sergazy (P6) was behind the winning design, which is now installed at both developments. However, the overall standard of designs was so high that a further seven posters were chosen to create a banner at Taylor Wimpey’s show area car park to remind drivers to drive safely.

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 Maidenhill Primary on this project and to strengthen and extend our links once again with the local community in the new and growing community of Maidenhill. We hope Mariyam’s signs will serve as a reminder to drivers to drive safely around the development.” 

Mr McDonald, headteacher at Maidenhill Primary School, added, “Having the opportunity to work with Taylor Wimpey to create road 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 developments in Maidenhill. The children all really enjoyed tackling their brief to create a bold and colourful design and we are very proud of their efforts.”