Local pupils help welcome new residents to Hamilton developments

TAYLOR Wimpey West Scotland teamed up with Primary 4 pupils at St Mark’s Primary School to create a ‘Welcome Home’ card for new residents at its Oakwood Grove and Oakwood View developments in Hamilton.

The housebuilder challenged the youngsters to create a colourful design and the winning entry, from Aria Thomson, has been turned into a card that will be given to new homeowners.

Aria received a £50 voucher, and because the standard of entries was so impressive the judges chose two further runner-up designs by Madison Reilly and Myah Paterson to each win a £25 voucher.

St Mark’s Primary was awarded a £200 donation as a thank-you for getting involved. The children were invited to the development recently to be awarded their prizes and receive framed copies of their designs.

Commenting on the children’s participation in the competition, Mr Brownlie, acting principal teacher, said, “The children enjoyed taking part in this unusual challenge from Taylor Wimpey and they produced a range of very colourful and interesting designs. Once again, this project has been a great opportunity for our school to play a part in the new and growing community nearby.”

Audrey Ross, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added, “We would like to say a huge thank you to every Primary 4 pupil who got involved with our ‘Welcome Home’ card competition. All of the entries were fantastic, and we struggled to pick a winner. In the end, we decided that Aria’s design would act as the perfect colourful greeting.

“We were so impressed with the children’s designs that we chose two more designs to award prizes too and we understand the children had great fun in taking part in our unique challenge – well done to everyone!”