Winchburgh school kids get lesson on sustainable housebuilding

Members of Taylor Wimpey East Scotland’s young person forum (YPF) – Ellen Clark, Jordan Kirk, and Murray O’Hare on their visit to Winchburgh Primary School this month.

TAYLOR Wimpey East Scotland has marked the rollout of its new primary school resources by returning to school with a visit to Winchburgh Primary.

During the visit, the housebuilder’s young person forum (YPF) took school kids through a series of fun and educational activities that focused on the importance of building new homes and communities sustainably.

The work included an introduction to housebuilding presentation and video; a group activity to build a structure and a sustainability matching task. The children will complete the seed planting and build a bug hotel activity in further class time in the coming weeks. Every child in the group received a copy of Taylor Wimpey’s Ecotastic Activity book packed full of fun challenges to complete and a biodegradable pen. 

Miss Marshall, class teacher for Primary 3/4 at Winchburgh Primary School, said, “Having the opportunity to work directly with Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, which has a local development at Auldcathie View near our school, is always interesting for our children and we had lots of fun with Taylor Wimpey’s new school resources.

“The YPF team had some fun and engaging ways to teach the children how Taylor Wimpey builds its developments sustainably and we enjoyed the classroom activities. We also have a bug hotel project and a seed planting activity to complete which the children are looking forward to getting involved in too.”

Ellen Clark, assistant land manager and member of the YPF at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, added, “We really enjoyed going back to primary school and having the opportunity to inspire the young minds at Winchburgh Primary School about our industry and the way we build our new homes sustainably with a series of fun workshops and challenges.

“Our primary school engagement project is part of our commitment to future-proofing and attracting talent into the wide range of opportunities that our industry offers. “From the children’s enthusiastic response, we hope that one day in the future they will want to be part of creating great communities where people want to live.”